Mid-calf length dress with short sleeves, empire waist, and round neckline; quilted cotton fabric with pink, orange, turquoise, red large-scale floral pattern on black ground; black satin ribbon hem and self-tie belt at empire waist; acetate lining.
"Mollie Parnis Boutique New York" label; "Size 8" label at side seam.
2012, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf
- Mollie Parnis, American, 1902–1992
Center front: 94 cm (37 in.) Center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.) Other (bust): 32 in. (81.3 cm) Other (waist): 36 in. (91.4 cm) Other (hips): 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Medium or Technique
Cotton matelasse, printed; satin ribbon, synthetic plain weave lining