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Womans black full-length dress. Short sleeveed, crew neck crepe dress with seam at natural waist. Three-dimensional crepe flowers of brown and black sewn along front and back of dress. Lettuce ruffle hemline cut on a bias. No interior label.


Before 2012, sold to Jean S. 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

Italian, about 2000


Center back: 106.7 cm (42 in.) Other (bust): 38 in. (96.5 cm) Other (waist): 29 in. (73.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (crepe chiffon); appliqued and embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts