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Object Name Dress
Date 1943
Description Woman's formal dress; silk brocaded velvet and sheer nylon, in predominantly pink tones. Sleeveless, with 1" wide straps, and sweetheart neckline. Princess seams on bodice front; back zipper closure. Gathered skirt is knee length, has 4" hem. Bodice and straps made from silk brocaded velvet with champagne color background and red and gold vine and filigree pattern; skirt made of light pink nylon. Bodice is lined with skirt fabric, but skirt is not lined. No labels.
Object ID 2014.24.1
Provenance Made by donor's mother (Nancy Loveland Schworm), with brocade bodice fabric recycled from an opera cape that was in the family supposedly from late 1800s. Formal worn at ISU Memorial Union Dance.