Green dress [Pepsi Ladies]

Registration number: 106IND
Type of collection:Clothes
Registration number: 106IND
Class:Social Outfit
Denomination:Clothing
Title:Green dress [Pepsi Ladies]
Author:Angel, Zuzu
Background/Collection:Zuzu Angel
Production date:Década de 1960
Local production:Legacy
Clothes history: The dress was made in 1967, for the party held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, as a tribute to Joan Crawford. According to Hildegard Angel, in and interview given in February 2017, the dress was originally confected as a caftan, being later reformed. [Three peaks were made at the front part of the dress, probably to make it better fit the body, an alteration that ended deforming the piece]. [the title “Pepsi Lady” is a reference to the fact that Joan Crawford was vice-president of the Pepsi-Cola company, beverage that was launched in Brazil at the time. Being married to one of the company’s biggest shareholders, the actress became a board member after his death].
Dimensions:
Width: 0,70
Height: 1,40
Circumference: 0,80
Technique:Embroidered by hand , Hand sewn, Machine sewn
Material:Celanese Lurex, Silk, Zipper, Bracket
Clothes description: Long dress, with a A-line cut, made in green silk Celanese lurex weave, which was originally silver and green, hemmed with an embroidery made by Ethel Moura Costa, in plastic material, which was trending during the 1960s. Has a yellow lining with a green silk hem with a gold Celanese lurex weave. There is a central cutout and two peaks. Closing on the back with brackets and a 0, 61 cm zipper. Inside the piece, at the height of the shoulders, there is a metal snap button with on part stuck to the piece and another to a strap sewn to the piece.
Associated events:Ocupação Zuzu Angel (Zuzu Angel Occupation) Exhibition. Itaú Cultural Institute. São Paulo, 2014.
Complementary clothes: Does not apply.
Description of complementary clothes: Does not apply.

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