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Woman's dress in three parts (overdress, dress, stole)

Black sleeveless lace over dress. Knee length black spaghetti strap dress with a floral pattern and 5" black band at the hem. Labeled: "Valentino/ Night/ Made in Italy/ 4". Matching scarf with floral pattern, bias cut with ends cut into a triangle at the ends.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in the 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Italian, 1990s

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Center back (overdress): 88.9 cm (35 in.) Center back (dress): 68.6 cm (27 in.) Center back (stole): 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.581.1-3

Medium or Technique

Machine lace, printed silk plain weave (chiffon) trimmed with silk satin, silk plain weave (chiffon).

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes