1943 Dress

Date: ca. 1943 - Material: Synthetic materials - Accession: 2001.191.1.480

UI: "long front V-peplum w/ quilted trim edging, peplum & sleeves - Navy Blue cocktail dress" Navy blue rayon crepe dress, straight knee-length skirt with short sleeves. Square neckline with a 6 3/4" split. Peplum begins at the hips with knife pleats and ends just past hemline forming a V. It is edged with 33 quilted rows of same fabric/thread trapunto. The sleeves have the same quilted edges with 17 quilted rows. Side zipper. Belt is missing. Professionally made, but no tag.

Donated to the University of Illinois Bevier Historic Costume Collection. Property transfer to the Illinois State Museum, 2001.