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Black panne velvet dress with sweetheart neckline and small puffed sleeves. Interior label: "BIBA"

Provenance

May 2012, sold by Vintage-A-Peel, UK to Lauren Whitley, Lawrence, MA; 2012, sold by Lauren Whitley to the MFA. (Accession date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

English, early 1970s

Dimensions

Center back: 130.8 cm (51 1/2 in.) Costume: 34 x 24 1/2 in. (86.4 x 62.2 cm) Center front: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.824

Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes