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Dress of brown silk with draped front neckline, fall collar in back, short draped sleeves. Full skirt, shaped with darts at waist and entirely underlined with stiff non-woven interfacing. Tie belt made of narrow stuffed tube of same fabric. Label at left waist seam: "Ceil Chapman."


Gift from Elizabeth Gongaware to Mrs. Ethan Bisbee, May 2001; Gift to the MFA, November 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ethan Bisbee in honor of her mother Elizabeth D. Gongaware

American, 1955

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center front length: 105.4 cm (41.5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain-weave silk, metal zipper


Textiles and Fashion Arts