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Cocktail dress

Short orange sleeveless dress of chiffon over taffeta; round neck; full skirt gathered into fitted waist. V-back with pleats and large orange silk flower at waist with orange petals and green leaf. Zipper down center back. Interior label: "MR JOHN YOUNG ELEGANTS"


2012, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

American, about 1965

  • Designed by Mr. John, New York, NY, about 1948–1993

Center back: 81.3 cm (32 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon); synthetic plain weave lining; silk flower


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