Evening Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1959-1960

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. This dress may have been created by Bob Bugnand. Firestone began purchasing clothing from this French designer in the 1950s, and would continue to do so into the 1970s.

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. This dress may have been created by Bob Bugnand. Firestone began purchasing clothing from this French designer in the 1950s, and would continue to do so into the 1970s.

Artifact

Evening dress (Garment)

Date Made

1959-1960

Creators

Bugnand, Bob 

Place of Creation

France, Paris 

Creator Notes

This dress may have been designed by Bob Bugnand, Paris, France

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.492.607

Credit

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

Material

Silk (Textile)
Chiffon
Nylon
Satin
Tulle (Meshed textile)

Technique

Hand sewing
Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Gray (Color)

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