Designed by Valentina / Evening dress / ca. 1934Designed by Valentina
Evening dress
ca. 1934

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Creator Name: Valentina
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1904 - 1989
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Valentina
Title: Evening dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1932
Creation End Date: 1936
Creation Date: ca. 1934
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: Silk
Dimensions: L. at center back 61 in. (155 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1995.245.1
Credit Line: Gift of Igor Kamlukin, 1995

In the era of exposure of the back, Valentina ingeniously created a covered-up look with a single surprise - an adroit erotic charge at center front. Using slicing and suturing at that spot, Valentina gave drama to a dress that is otherwise monastic.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1995.245.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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