Party dress

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A party dress designed by Paco Rabanne in 1967, as displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum. This was worn by Helen Bachofen von Echt at a New York party where she danced with Frank Sinatra.[1]

A party dress is a dress worn especially for a party. Different types of party such as children's party, cocktail party, garden party and costume party would tend to require different styles of dress.[2][3] One classic style of party dress for women in modern society is the little black dress.[4]

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  1. ^ "Dress Paco Rabanne 1967", Out of London, Paris, New York 1965–1968, V&A
  2. ^ Alexandra Black (2007), The Party Dress, ISBN 978-1-902686-59-2
  3. ^ Nora Villa (1996), Children in Their Party Dress, ISBN 978-0-89676-202-2
  4. ^ Amy Holman Edelman (1998), The little black dress, ISBN 978-1-85410-604-9