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Evening dress in three parts

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Ivory silk faille bustier with scalloped edges, embroidered with sequins, rhinestones, and appliquéd with pink silk flowers and scrolling, silk-wrapped wire. Floor-length ivory silk faille skirt, labeled: "Eisa," with petticoat of starched silk net and silk plain weave lining.


Purchased by Marie-Noëlle Sudre from private collection, 1999; Purchased by MFA from Marie-Noëlle Sudre, 1999.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund


Reproduced with permission.

Spanish, 1949

Object Place

Madrid, Spain


Center front (bodice): 35.6 cm (14 in.) Center Back (skirt): 118.1 cm (46 1/2 in.) Center Back (petticoat): 106.7 cm (42 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, plain weave (faille), appliquéd and embroidered with sequins, rhinestones, silk flowers, and silk-wrapped wire, with silk net and silk plain weave lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts