This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Rhode Island School of Design as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
This dress exhibits the increasingly international reach of the fashion industry in the 1920s. Made with silk designed by Liberty of London, it was retailed by forward-thinking department stores B. Altman & Co. in New York and Metz & Co. in Amsterdam. Its complicated pieced construction creates a cubist collage.
It is credited
Lent by Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum Collection, Museum Collection, S84.123A.
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Its dimensions are
Center back L: 109.2 cm (43 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.