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Title
 
Evening dress
Description
 
Joyce Daniels bought this evening dress in the mid 1950s at Louvre Corner, a ladies' outfitters on the corner of Mint Walk and High Street, Croydon. Joyce was very fashion conscious and also shopped at Derry and Toms in Kensington and at an exclusive shop in Coulsdon. She wore this dress when she entered a fashion show and to dances at the Hammersmith Palais, Chiswick Empire, the Lyceum, and Victory House in Holborn. She enjoyed all kinds of dancing: waltz, foxtrot, two-step, jiving and bebop. Kindly lent by Joyce Daniels
Object Name
 
costume
Date
 
Mid 1950s
Physical Description
 
Calf-length dress of mid-blue ribbed fabric, with panels of applied and machined embroidery. Gored skirt, elbow length sleeves.
Material
 
textile
Measurements
 
whole: 990 x 650 x 360
Theme
 
Trends & Movement | Fashion & Taste
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 5
Type
 
MUSEUM OBJECTS
Level
 
Item
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service