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Object Name:
Dress
Object ID:
1995.49.127
Date:
circa 1950s
Owned:
Haines, Virginia
Used:
Oshkosh
Made:
Rembrandt
Description:
Black velvet sheath dress. The black velvet dress is trimmed with white rabbit fur around the bateau neckline. It has short-capped sleeves, a fitted bodice, and the calf-length skirt that has 4 darts in front and 8 pleats sewn into the back creating a slight bustle-like effect. There is a right-side zipper closure and a matching black velvet belt and buckle encircles the waist. Label on back neckline, white cloth with fuchsia-pink machine-stitched embroidery: Rembrandt; Label in waist seam by sipper: Order No 0799/Style/ 708 10 (these numbers stamped between style and size lines)/Size/)stamped in blue by order #) 16

Dress worn by Virginia "Ginger" Haines



Bateau neckline: a boat-shaped neckline roughly follows the curve of the collar-bone being high in the front and back, wide at the sides and ends at the shoulder seams. A Bateau is the actual name of a type of early boat this shape resembles.
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