terno (Dress)

About this object

Narrative

Designed and made at a dress shop named 'Lodi Mercado' in Manila.

Physical description

Black velvet evening gown with detachable train and bow; and piece of scrap velvet fabric. The dress (part a) has puff sleeves lined with mesh and elastic sewn inside the upper hems, and the bodice is gathered slightly in the front. The lower half of the gown is decorated with a curled, beaded vine pattern made with red beads and pink plastic leaves that extends around the back of the dress as well. The back is gathered slightly at the lower back, and the zipper that fastens the gown is visible in the back. The detachable train (part b) is triangular in shape and made from undecorated black velvet, as is the detachable flat bow (part c).