Evening Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, circa 1957

Summary

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion through years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. Firestone began purchasing dresses from French designer Bob Bugnand in the 1950s. This unlabeled dress was probably one of his creations. Firestone was known to refer to it as "Bob's carnation dress."

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion through years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. Firestone began purchasing dresses from French designer Bob Bugnand in the 1950s. This unlabeled dress was probably one of his creations. Firestone was known to refer to it as "Bob's carnation dress."

Artifact

Evening dress (Garment)

Date Made

circa 1957

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.492.349

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr.

Material

Satin
Organza
Silk (Textile)
Tulle (Meshed textile)
Nylon
Sequins (Spangles)

Technique

Hand sewing
Machine sewing (Technique)
Embroidering

Color

Ivory (Color)
Green
Pink (Color)
Gold [Color]

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