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Dress of gray wool crepe with dropped waist, three-quarter sleeves, partial overskirt with slanting hem giving wrap/tunic effect, buttons at side back with five oversized plastic buttons down the back. Fabric has textured effect, due to high twist of yarns. Attached belt threads under back...

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Purchased by the donor, Jean Gavin, from Pierre Balmain between 1961-1962; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James M. Gavin

French, Autumn-Winter 1961

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (crepe), plastic buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts