This is a classic evening dress. The metallic look was very popular during this time period. This is also the popular silhouette from the This dress is a Madeline Vionnet gown dated as 1938 and I find it extremely wearable.
Nightgown Designer: Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois Paris) Date: ca. 1931 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2009 Accession Number: