Evening dress, of pink and gold silk brocading. High neckline with attached tompe l'oeil necklace of sequins, glass beads, and orange pink beading. Cap sleeves have similar trim at edge. Bodice attaches to straight skirt at natural waist. Floor-length.
Worn by Mrs. A. Watson Armour III to Chicago's annual Assembly Ball.
A prime example of the sophistication and glamour of Mainbocher's evening wear in the 1940s, this dress features small jewels, beads, and sequins stitched directly to the neckline, giving the illusion of a necklace.