User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Evening dress

Start collecting

Evening dress of gray pearl silk chiffon over silk satin. Bodice has wide straps and draped chiffon. Skirt also has draped chiffon swagged around hips and brought to back in seam.


Worn by Alice Topp-Lee; With Cora Ginsburg, LLC, 2003; Purchased by the MFA, March 24, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase in honor of Elizabeth Ann Coleman, David and Roberta Logie Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts, 1998-2004, with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Reproduced with permission.

American (New York CIty), 1951

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back: 142.9 cm (56 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon) and satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts