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Woman's dress

Dress of printed silk twill (foulard), paisley pattern in blue, red, yellow, and brown. Fitted bodice, short cuffed sleeves cut in one with bodice, full, deeply pleated skirt. Bodice is cut on straight grain of fabric, with draped, pieced and pleated panels added in front. Skirt is cut on cross...

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October 2003, inherited by donor Jewelle Wooten Bickford, New York; gift to the MFA (Accession date: January 24, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of the Phyllis Taber Kades Estate inherited by her daughter, Jewelle Wooten Bickford

French, 1950–55


Center back: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk twill, printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts