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Evening dress of black chiffon, narrow shoulder strap, knee length, drop waist. Dagged edge from shoulder to waist and around hem. Embroidred with silk, pearls and paste jewels in disign of many peacocks and birds. Inner slip of cream silk. Some embroidery, pearls and beads missing. Label:...

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Gift to the MFA, December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson

French, early 1920s

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 87.9 cm (34 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk chiffon, embroidered with silk, pearls, paste jewels


Textiles and Fashion Arts