Augustabernard evening gown
Putting a name to this technically rigorous dress took some detective work: F.I.T.’s, which is most likely a copy of a couture original made by one of the big American department stores, has no label. A chance spotting of the original pale yellow dress in an auction catalogue made identification possible. “This dress is basically one piece of fabric slit down the middle and she took the two ends and tied them around the body in a double helix.” —P.M.
Image courtesy of The Museum at FIT