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Saffron Velvet Bodice with Tapestry Skirt depicting a Renaissance scene - Circa 1950s-1960s - From VeraVague on Etsy
"From the Arabic" Evening Dress, Elizabeth Hawes (American, 1903–1971), fall/winter 1939, silk, metal, wool, lamé. "...The detail at the center front of the bodice of the dress is a similar form to that of metal decorative ornaments from the same culture and it appears as if it catches the fabric of the halter-style bodice, creating a gathered effect. At the bottom of the appliqué, the skirt is tucked at either side of the point and gathered, creating a three-dimensional effect..."