Gold lamé strapless dress designed by Peter Davy
- A gold lamé strapless dress designed by Peter Davy. The dress has a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline, with the floor-length skirt fitted through the hips and then flaring out above the knee using accordion pleated godets. The bodice neckline, the edges of the godets on the skirt, and the skirt hem are trimmed in machine-made white, gold, and metallic gold ruffled lace. A large piece of metallic gold net is gathered into a rosette and sewn at the proper right front bodice, with a gold sequin and bead flower paillette sewn at the middle of it. The dress closes at the center back with a light gray metal and plastic zipper.
- The upper bodice of the dress is lined in self-fabric, with boning sewn between the facing and lining fabrics at the front sides, the sides, and the back sides for six (6) pieces total. The rest of the dress is not lined. Gold lamé hanger loops are sewn at each interior side. There are no labels in the dress.
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Designed by
- Peter Davy, Saint Vincentian, 1944 - 1990
- Subject of
- Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
- lamé, lace, net, sequins and beads, with metal and plastic zipper
- H x W x D (flat): 60 1/2 × 25 × 2 3/4 in. (153.7 × 63.5 × 7 cm)
- H x W x D (on form): 60 3/4 × 26 × 26 in. (154.3 × 66 × 66 cm)