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Dress in two parts (bodice, skirt)

Dress bodice of silk faille warp-printed (chine) with purple hydrangea branches on a beige ground; fitted bodice has long sleeves with yellow crepe at cuffs, puffed shoulders, and draped/gathered yellow crepe fabric at center front; standing collar faced with gathered yellow/green crepe; back ends...

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Around 1884, purchased in Paris by Edith Allen Forster; by inheritance to her daughter Dorothy Forster Miller; in 1969, by inheritance to her daughter Susan Miller Jackson; gift of Susan Jackson to MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Miller Jackson

French, about 1888

Object Place

Paris, France


Bodice: Center back: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.) Skirt: Center back: 179 cm (70 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk warp-printed plain weave (faille) and silk plain weave (crepe)


Textiles and Fashion Arts