A Passion for Fashion - Madame Clapham Revisited

Taffeta Evening Dress (1933)

This dress, made by Madame Clapham's Hull Salon, belonged to a local lady. 

Made of grey/blue taffeta fabric, it is a full-length evening dress with a fitted bodice and a flared skirt, cut on the bias. The neckline is wide, with frilly shoulder caps. 

A pleated sash is draped diagonally from the waist to the hip. The dress is fastened at the back with eight buttons, press studs, hooks and eyes.

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