Dress and train of off white moiré with beaded trim. Dress (a) has wide, low collar trimmed with crystal beads, pearls and opaque white beads applied to a net backing. Drop-waist skirt; front of skirt also features beaded appliqué from waist to hem. Detachable train (b) of self-fabric lined with pink chiffon.
Court presentation dress worn by donor Mrs. Charles S. Dewey when presented at the Court of St. James in 1927 while her husband was Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury Department. This kind of dress, with its dropped waistline and full skirt, is known as a robe de style and is the most notable design of Jeanne Lanvin's career.