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Woman's dress

Long black evening dress made of two layers of silk organza with off-the-shoulder round neckline ending in enormous balloon sleeves, and empire waistline trimmed with picot-edged silk satin ribbon forming an "X" shape across the bodice ending in side bow. Elastic at collar and cuffs. 16.5"...

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Purchased from internet dealer by Susan Ward, 2008. Purchased from Susan Ward by the MFA. (Accession date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

American, 1971

Object Place

United States


Center back: 130.81 cm (51 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (organza)


Textiles and Fashion Arts