Rayon day dress

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Titles Rayon day dress
Description 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 40 inches circumference (bust)
36 inches circumference (waist)
36 inches circumference (hip)
48 inches length (shoulder to hem)
Nomenclature dress (garment)
Materials rayon
Subjects Fashion Originators' Guild of America
Used in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Women's Dresses. 1930s
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1932 - Not later than 1941 (Dates the Fashion Originators' Guild was in existence.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1981.87.1 (Accession Number)

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