Water sleeve evening gown from the Jade Collection, Fall/Winter 2011 - ROM2012_12725_35

ROM2012_12725_35

Water sleeve evening gown from the Jade Collection, Fall/Winter 2011

Maker: Vivienne Tam (Chinese fashion designer based in New York City, b. 1957)
Medium:Digitally printed silk
Geography: Designed in NYC, printed on Chinese silk and made in China
Date: 2011
Dimensions:
155 x 49 cm
Object number: 2012.37.1
Credit Line: Gift of Vivienne Tam
Not on view
Description

Vivienne Tam, a Chinese-American designer, is known for modern fashions based on Chinese imagery and traditions. This glamorous 21st century China chic dress has been inspired by historic Chinese Imperial court robes with a wave motif and courtier’s rank badges that displayed status. The digitally printed textile design is specific to this dress and size.

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