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classification Couturier
born 1890
died 1976
city of operation 1327 Sherbrooke St. Montreal
established 1925
ceased operation 1942

Evening gown of gold lame with bolero jacket of sable sleeves and long train.
Labelled Desmarais, Montreal.
Date Created: 1938/1939
Provenance: Purchased from dealter at antique clothing sale in Ottawa. Came with second hand verbal provenance of having been worn in the presence of King George and Queen Elizabeth, either at some function in Canada during the royal tour of 1939, or as a presentation gown.

from the collection of
Fashion History Museum, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada


Robe du soir
Ida Desmarais
1921, 20e siècle
117.5 cm
Don de Mrs. Saul A. Silverman
© Musée McCord
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