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Evening dress

Designer:
Herbert Luey (American, Northfield, Massachusetts 1860–1916 Brooklyn)
Date:
1912–14
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Amelia Beard Hollenback, 1966
Accession Number:
2009.300.3289
Not on view
This dress was most likely worn by Amelia Beard Hollenback (1877-1969), daughter of the prominent financier and philanthropist John Welles Hollenback (1835-1927). In 1874, the Hollenback family settled in the affluent neighborhood of Clinton Hill in Brooklyn, and became devoted clients of Herbert Luey, a Brooklyn-based dressmaker. This dress conveys a sense of spontaneity through the combination of materials and layered effect and exemplifies Luey's draping talent.
Marking: Label: "H. Luey"
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