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Woman's dress

Long sleeved black wool crepe cocktail dress with low V neckline and inset serrated panel of black satin with metallic threads of gold, silver, and red woven in swirling quatrefoil design at the waist and shoulders (shoulder pads on interior). Lined (bodice and skirt) in black silk plain weave....

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Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

American, 1980s or early 1990s

Object Place



Center back: 98 cm (38 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (crepe); silk plain weave; silk or synthetic plain weave with metallic patterning warps (damask); plastic zipper


Textiles and Fashion Arts