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Short evening dress of purple shot silk (fuchsia warp and black weft), fitted dropped bodice covered with horizontally pleated silk, layered skit; halter top, neck strap covered with vine applique embroidered with gold beads, gold sequins, and gold-metallic thread. Applique placed along bodice...

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About August 1991, sold by Henri Bendel, New York to Lorraine Bressler, Weston, MA; 2012, gift of Lorraine Bressler to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lorraine Bressler

French, about 1990


Center back: 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon), applique with beads, sequins and gold-metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts