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Woman's Cocktail Dress

Designed by Gustave Tassell, American, 1926 - 2014

Geography:
Made in California, United States, North and Central America

Date:
Fall/Winter 1958

Medium:
Silk taffeta, cotton lace, silk satin

Dimensions:
Center Front Length: 44 inches (111.8 cm) Center Back Length: 60 inches (152.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1972-175-5

Credit Line:
Gift of the designer, 1972

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Label:
This cocktail dress for fall/winter 1958, with its high waist and skirt short in front but dipped at back, is reminiscent of Cristobal Balenciaga's dress with a peacock-tail train shown the same season.