terno (Gown)

About this object

Narrative

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

Physical description

Olive green evening gown with detachable butterfly (parts b and c) sleeves. The gown has a short, strapless bodice. The front of the dress is in a sheath style with the right side overlying the left and gathered into three loose pleats. The cut of the front panels is rounded, as is the bottom hem. The back of the dress has a large, rounded, loosely pleated panel of the same fabric sewn along the back midline that extends outwards from the main body of the dress in large folds. The back of the dress fastens with a metal zipper and five metal hooks with thread eyes. The interior of the dress is lined with black satin, while the sleeves are lined with black mesh.