Evening dress

1968-1970 (made)

Ken Fleetwood

T.247&A-1978 T&F

Evening dress with silk skirt and polka dot bodice, designed by Ken Fleetwood, London, 1968-1970

Black and white evening dress with a belt. [Evening dress] Black and white evening dress with a black silk crêpe bodice covered in white spots. It has long sleeves with ruffles at neck and wrists. The sheer white silk skirt is gathered into a slightly high waist with a bold floral and foliate pattern. An over skirt in white organdie is printed with the same floral and foliate pattern. [Belt] Rouleau belt with tassel ends of various black and white plastic beads.

Worn by Ernestine Carter (1906-1983), who was a highly respected 20th century fashion journalist. In 1946, she became fashion editor for Harper's Bazaar, and later became an editor for the Sunday Times from 1955 to 1972.

Given by Mrs Ernestine Carter

Location: In Storage

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