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Woman's dress "Bonne Conduite"

"Trapeze" smock dress. Dress of purple mohair and silk, flared to wide short hem; wide rounded collar, sashes from shoulders tie at front, narrow shoulders, short straight sleeves, 2 vertical welted ecru silk pockets; hook-andeye and zipper closure at back; lined with ecru stiffened silk. (b)...

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Spring 1958, purchased from House of Christian Dior by Filene's, Boston; purchased from Filene's French Shops by Harriet Wilinsky Goodman; Gift to the MFA December 10, 1980.

Credit Line

Gift of Harriet Wilinsky Goodman

Woman's "trapeze" smock dress in two parts

French, Spring–Summer 1958

Object Place

Paris, France


103 cm (40 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: length: 1.03 m

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mohair and Silk; Mohair and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts