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Short sleeved black cocktail dress with high crew neck, fitted bodice, and skirt falling from dropped waist of applied half-circles of semi-sheer black fabric set with the straight edge vertically so that each hemisphere overlaps the next. Lined in black silk or synthetic plain weave. Shoulder...

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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

Object Place



Center back: 96 cm (37 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Synthetic plain weave (overtwisted); synthetic satin weave; silk or synthetic plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts