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Woman's evening dress

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Sleeveless evening dress of dark pink silk taffeta; ruched, boned bodice, full skirt. Skirt fullness pulled up at left hip with a ruched cord, which continues up the left side and over the shoulder as a shoulder strap. Under this, a skirt gore in lighter pink taffeta gives the effect of an...

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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, 1950–60

Object Place

United States


Center back length: 124.5 cm (49 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta, nylon(?) net, metal zipper


Textiles and Fashion Arts