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Rayon day dress
Woman's dress in a printed rayon with light brown and white swirls with green four-petaled flowers on a brown background. Border print used along sleeve and tie effect at center front. Dress has bias roll collar, full-length dolman sleeve that bags at the elbow, and six gore skirt with stitched down pleats at side front and back seamlines. Label: "A Registered/ORIGINAL DESIGN/with/FASHION ORIGINATORS GUILD". This American designed dress was registered with the Fashion Originators Guild. This Guild was active between 1932-1941 in an attempt to control design piracy and promote American design. Dress belonged to Saint Paul, Minnesota school teachers, Maria and Secundilla McVay, circa 1935.
Content Category: artifacts
40 inches circumference (bust)
36 inches circumference (waist)
36 inches circumference (hip)
48 inches length (shoulder to hem)
Fashion Originators' Guild of America
Used in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Women's Dresses. 1930s
Creation: Not earlier than 1932 - Not later than 1941 (Dates the Fashion Originators' Guild was in existence.)
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1981.87.1 (Accession Number)