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Woman's cocktail dress

Sleeveless black velvet cocktail dress with black lace appliqué. Zipper at center back. Tulle petticoat, one interior label "Norman Hartnell/London Paris."

Provenance

By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London, UK; purchased from Verrinder by Mr. Frederic Sharf; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

English, 1950s

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Center back: 104.1 cm (41 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1419

Medium or Technique

Velvet; silk (?) tulle; plastic; lace appliqué

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes