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Dress in two parts

Woman's dress of silk brocaded in two shades of red against dark red satin background. (a) Fitted bodice, buttoned down center front with elbow length sleeves, short draped peplum in back, and narrow standing collar at back of neck; front of neck and sleeves trimmed with dark red velvet; in...

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Made for Mrs. Alpheus Holmes Hardy by Worth in Paris, 1885-86. Gift to the MFA, April 13, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Caroline Hardy

French, 1885–86

Object Place

Paris, France


Center front (bodice): 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); Center back (skirt): 104.5 cm (41 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocaded silk satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts