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Evening dress of sea-foam green silk satin and tafetta. Strapless bodice is formed of silk tafetta folded in diagonal curves ending in deep, pointed waist seam; skirt of shimmering silk satin skirt sweeps out around hips and to one side in a large asymmetrical fold; bottom of skirt is brought...

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Provenance

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 Fashion Arts Visiting Committee, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

American (New York City), 1950

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.139

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and plain weave (taffeta)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes