User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Woman's dress

Start collecting

Floor-length dress with burgundy velvet bodice and small standing collar, sleeves, skirt and collar bow of silk and lurex printed with paisley design in red, purple, white, blue and green; acetate plain weave lining. Labeled: "Adele Simpson"


Gift of Joan Raines to the MFA, September 19, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Adele Simpson

American, late 1960s–early 1970s


Center back: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and rayon velvet, printed silk and lurex plain weave, acetate plain weave lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts