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Evening dress, by Hartnell of London, 1932
Evening dresses became much longer in the 1930s and often had a very low back. The fabric was often cut on the cross. This was very flattering and empathised how slim and tall the wearer was.

The dress is made from slipper satin. The lace neckpiece is trimmed with seed pearls and diamante beads. It was made for Lady Dilhorne, wife of Viscount Dilhorne.

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