red evening dress by New York Dress Institute, dress detail

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New York Dress Institute - Evening dress - Printed red rayon crepe, rhinestones, seed peals - Circa 1941, USA - The Museum at FIT, 76.100.11

Gift of Mrs. Harold E. Thompson The New York Dress Institute was an organization dedicated to the promotion of the New York City fashion industry. The "New York Creations" labels—which appeared in garments produced after July 1941—indicated that the fashions were all locally manufactured and adhered to union standards of fair labor and product quality.

red evening dress by New York Dress Institute