M20222 | Dress
1928, 20th century
Fibre: silk (satin, chiffon, embroidery); glass (diamante); metal (gilt thread); ewn
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Cleveland Morgan
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Dress (85)
This gown is representative of the extensive and rich collection of 20th-century couture clothing belonging to the McCord. The evening dress was designed by French couturier Lucien Lelong, one of the important couture names of the 1920s, whose reputation was based on his designs for clothes that were both elegant and feminine. Worn by Mrs. F. Cleveland Morgan, wife of the well-known Montreal museum benefactor, the gown was probably purchased by her on a European trip in the fall of 1928. In the latest style of the times, the dress shows a fashionable lengthening of the back hemline through the addition of broad streamers.