Silver crepe de chine evening dress

This dress reflects the 1970s themes of the peasant dress and orientalism. It's made in a soft crepe de chine jacquard from Snow Rainger Ltd. Linda hand embroidered and beaded the dress. She made versions of this dress in cream and black. Long dresses were very popular in the 1970s. "One could wear a dress like this to a restaurant or a party and not feel overdressed."

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Linda Evans.
Designer: Linda Evans
Manufacturing location: West Auckland
Garment type: Long evening dress
Material: Silver crepe de chine with jacquard print detail
Features: The yoke/neck detail is tucked at the back of the neck and curved in at the front, with hand embroidered flowers and diamante on either side
Colour: Silver grey
Purchase location: Country Road, Avondale
Label: Country Road
Date: Circa 1975