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  halter dress with matching jacket c. 1954
 
  halter dress halter dress with jacket
 

detail

detail

 

This evening dress is made of a blue and copper iridescent taffeta fabric.   The bodice is fitted, like most from the era, and has covered buttons and pleating for decoration. The full, calf- length skirt is fully lined and is very characteristic of women's skirts from the 1950s. The ensemble is finished off by a belt and a pleated bolero jacket with three-quarter sleeves.

-Rachel Young

 
 

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This webpage was made possible with the support of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the CSUS Media Center.

The website and costume research were created by Dr. Mary Botkin and the students of FACS 199;Courtney Haueter, Chelsea Perri, Joy Sun, and Rachel Young.

The costumes belong to the Costume Collection of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Costume photographs by Sam Parsons of the CSUS Media Center.