Evening Dress, 1940. Patou, Jean, 1887-1936. Dress of wine-colored velvet with intertwining serpentine cut-out design over wine net; gold/navy blue lame shows through cut-outs. Serpentine figuring is smaller at bustline and larger at hem. Heart-shaped bodice with spaghetti straps and raised waistline. Machine and hand sewn. Clothing label on dress: Jean Patou/PARIS. Back
Dress Design House: House of Patou (French, founded Designer: Attributed to Jean Patou (French, Date: ca. 1927 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 26 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 20 in. cm) Length at Side Seam (c): 31 in.
Chartreuse taffeta evening dress by House of Patou, French, In marketing company A. Tenney Associates commissioned French couturiers to design clothing that featured Estron, a new synthetic fiber developed by Tennessee Eastman Corporation.
Embroidered Garnet Silk Evening Gown Made Of Two Tulle Layers Over Garnet Silk Taffeta, Sleeveless, Bodice, Waist And Skirt Trimmed With Garnet Satin Rosebuds, Silk Floss Embroidered Garlands Cover The Skirt
~Circa Evening dress by Jean Patou: purple silk satin sleeveless evening dress. Very low neck and back with silk bow trim. Made with many sections of bias-cut fabric. Inset belt~ Via Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minnesota.