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Woman's dress

Woman's evening dress features a black silk bodice paired with a long white chiffon skirt. Bodice has empire waistline, V-neckline, and large puffed sleeves appliqued with random pattern of white leaves and sequins. Wide black satin ribbon at waist, zipper at back. Skirt made up of four layers...

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By 1990, purchased by Mary Philopolous, Canton MA; 2010, gift of Mary Philopolous to MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Philopoulos

American, 1980s

Object Place

United States


Center back: 104 cm (40 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon) appliqued with cotton plain weave and plastic sequins; synthetic net, silk satin ribbon.


Textiles and Fashion Arts