Fabulous Fashion PMA(32) – Philadelphia Picture

Fabulous Fashion PMA(32)


Nettie Rosenstein American, 1895-1980

Evening Dress and Lace Scarf , 1947
Silk taffeta, silk machine made lace

Feather-patterned black lace swirls dramatically from head to hem, set off by this dress’s brick-red taffeta. Unflaggingly inventive, Nettie Rosenstein designed by draping directly on the figure, and insisted on using the finest materials whatever the cost. Lace was a favorite fabric. Rosenstein’s influential and expensive fashions were noted for their architectural simplicity, reflecting her conviction, “ Its what you leave off the dress that makes it smart.”
Gift of Nettie Rosenstein, Inc, 1947-75-1a,b

From the Placard: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Image published by rverc on 2018-11-17 02:38:42 and used under Creative Commons license.

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