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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN ruffle sleeve dress

    Evening Dress - Cristobal Balenciaga 1963

    Balenciaga, 1952

    Madame Gres, silk evening dress - 1953

    Gianni Versace (Italian, 1946–1997). Evening gown, spring–summer 1996. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Donatella Versace, 1999 (1999.328.4)

    Lucile (British, 1863–1935). Dress, Dance, 1914. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Irene Castle (Mrs. George Enzinger), 1947 (C.I.47.57.1) #dance

    Scaasi Wedding dress, 1958 Silk taffeta Scaasi, American Designer born in Canada Worn by Mrs. Kenneth Hirsh 1996.304 FashioNext at the Chicago History Museum

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    ~ evening gown c. 1914

    Silk Tea gown 1926

    Evening gown, 1939

    vintage slip dress

    Cocktail Dress- House of Balenciaga (1963)

    Dress, Evening, ca. 1925. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of William Garrigues, 1967 (2009.300.1330) | During the 1920s, the days were for working and the nights were for dancing. Women's dress was liberating, as the hemlines rose and the waistlines dropped. Evenings were spent at clubs and it was common to see ladies dancing the Charleston and Black Bottom.