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Evening dress

Evening dress of off-white satin brocaded with a design of large naturalistic lilac sprays. Bodice front has folds crossing in a wide V. Embroidered net at neckline, falling over shoulders and into points in back. Skirt bell-shaped with main fullness in back continuing into a train. Back closing...

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Gift to the MFA, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Charles Sumner Bird

French, 1900–05

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocaded silk satin, embroidered silk net


Textiles and Fashion Arts