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Object ID 1997.042.129
Object Name Gown, Evening
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Marilu Boggs
Date 1957
Description White silk damask evening gown with a full-length, slightly flared skirt, zipper back closure, thin shoulder straps, and a pale blue satin cummerbund that sweeps around to form a bustle-like bow at the back. There are two panels of the same blue satin at the back of the dress.
Dimensions L-56.5 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Bess Boggs
Used Bess Boggs
Provenance This gown belonged to, and was worn by, Bess (Mrs. J. Caleb) Boggs to President Eisenhower's Inaugural Ball in January 1957.
Subjects Balls (Parties)
Clothing & dress
Presidential inaugurations
Search Terms Eisenhower Inaugural Ball
Bess Boggs
Twentieth Century
Material Silk damask; satin
Event Eisenhower Inaugural Ball