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Gold and silver lame evening dress c 1924

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Gold and silver lame evening dress c 1924

A gold and silver lamé tunic-style evening dress stocked by Murielle's of Sauchiehall Street, c 1924.

Murielle's opened in 1910 under the management of Muriel Hymans (née Fox). Mrs Hymans (b 1889) had a family background in dressmaking and trained as a milliner in Paris before returning to Glasgow to set up her own business. Her dress shop was a Glasgow institution for many years before finally closing in 1973.

This tunic dress has narrow shoulder straps decorated with brilliant beads. The silver lamé centre panel is embroidered with a floral pattern in gold metal thread and brilliant beads. Four hanging panels of gold lame embroidered with silver metal thread and brilliant beads act as an over-tunic: they fall to the waist where they are caught to the centre and side, revealing a dove grey georgette lining. The edges of each panel are sewn with brilliant beads and the lower corners are heavily weighted.

Reference: E.1973.62.h

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
clothes shops, evening dresses, fashions, Jews, mannequins, Murielle's, women



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