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Woman's evening dress

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Evening dress of pleated white silk jersey and black taffeta. Upper bodice of pleated jersey closes over left shoulder; lower bodice and hip yoke of black taffeta; skirt of pleated white taffeta. Hips encircled with pleated sash of black taffeta which falls down left side to mid-calf. Left...

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Purchased by Harriet Welch Compton and given to Mrs. Stuart C. Welch; gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch to MFA, 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch, in memory of Harriet Welch Compton

French, early 1950s

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 137.16 cm (54 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk knit nit and taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts