Detail View: The AMICA Library: Presentation gown

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.CI57.17.3
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Costume and Jewelry
Creator Name: 
Weeks
Creator Nationality: 
European; French
Creator Role: 
Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 
French
Creator Name-CRT: 
Designed by Weeks
Title: 
Presentation gown
Title Type: 
Object name
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
ca. 1911
Creation Start Date: 
1909
Creation End Date: 
1913
Materials and Techniques: 
silk, metal, glass
Classification Term: 
Main dress-Womenswear
Dimensions: 
Bodice: L. at center back 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm); Skirt: L. at side seam 47 1/2 in. (120.5 cm); Train: L. 60 3/4 in. (154.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 
CI 57.17.3
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. C. Phillip Miller, 1957
Rights: 
Context: 

The silhouette of the 1910s is a revival of the Directoire and Empire styles, but here it is blended with a turn-of-the-century monobosom. Once again, a new silhouette was founded in reference to past style. The revealing neckline conforms to an unsupported bust, creating a soft, languorous silhouette.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MMA_.ci.57.17.3.R.tif