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.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
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