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Evening ensemble

Short off-the-shoulder overdress of white lace with long sleeves (zippers at cuffs), bodice lined in white silk plain weave, and underskirt of white tulle edged in white lace. Zipper with hook-and-eyes at center back. Strapless bustier top of black silk satin pieced with white silk in striped...

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Interior label (dress): "Bernard / Perris / Paris" Interior label (top): "Bernard / Perris / Paris"


1980s, purchased by Lizbeth Krupp, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2012, gift of Krupp to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lizbeth Krupp

French, 1980s

Object Place


Center back (dress): 83.8 cm (33 in.) Center back (top): 27.9 cm (11 in.) Length (skirt): 116.8 cm (46 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Lace, silk satin weave, silk plain weave, tulle, metal, plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts