Woman's Evening Dress
Designed by Adrian, American, 1903 - 1959
Social Tags1940s [x] 1947 [x] 20th century [x] dress [x] evening [x] gown [x] red [x] silk velvet [x]
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Hollywood costume designer Adrian brought cinematic drama to his ready-to-wear and custom clothing. In contrast to the rounded shoulders Christian Dior had introduced, Adrian maintained that women looked best in clothing with wide shoulders, with slim hips for day and interesting skirts for night. In this striking gown, elegant velvet flows into a graceful trailing skirt, frames a wide neckline, and forms what the New York Times called "winged victory sleeves."