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Gown

Multi-color bugle bead bodice overlaid on black silk chiffon with nude rayon crepe spaghetti strap bodice underlay with a voluminous skirt consisting of a narrow black sheath style skirt with a dramatic crinkled black nylon overlay. Back can be worn entirely closed or opened in a keyhole design.

Signed

Labeled "Howard Greer"

Provenance

Before 2012, purchased by Marilyn Glass, Los Angeles, CA; 2012, gift of Marilyn Glass to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1940s

Dimensions

Center back: 152.4 cm (60 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1041

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes