Dress (guardinfante)

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Cotton, synthetic textile, satin, lace, rhinestones
Overall (a): 39 × 36 in. (99.1 × 91.4 cm) Overall (b): 58 × 40 × 15 in. (147.3 × 101.6 × 38.1 cm)
Reproduction seventeenth century Spanish woman's dress, guardinfante (costume); narrow fitted flap front bodice of black and gold synthetic textile brocade in in two geometric patterns; low square neckline trimmed with metallic machine made lace; long puffed and padded slashed sleeves with gold synthetic material in the slashes, large pleated ruffled cuffs over a small gold fabric cuff with metallic trim; jacket flap is decorated with a rose colored satin circle with rhinestones and metallic foil fringe; bodice has a long wide basque that extends over the top of the skirt; wide oval wired guardinfante skirt attached to a black sleeveless undergarment at the top to hold it up; gold and black synthetic brocade textile skirt padded and pleated along the wire; decorated around base with four rows of metallic lace trim.
Gallery Label: 
This guadinfante (dress) belonged Ruth Draper's. She wore it as part of a Spanish costume in the monologue, "At the Court of Philip IV."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. C. Carter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group