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Woman's dress in two parts (dress and belt)

Medium brown sleeveless v-neck dress with a standing collar and eight knotted buttons down the center front. Seaming at bust and princess lines at front (with a slit pocket on each side) and back ending with a knot at the hem. Large running stitch around collar and down front of dress. Back of...

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Signed

Label at center back (white on white) reads ralph rucci/CHADO. Attached to bottom are three overlapping labels reading 4, Dry Clean/Only/Made in/U.S.A., and 64% cotton/36% silk.

Provenance

Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

American, about 1994

Object Place

New York, NY, United States

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 100.3 cm (39 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1475.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk plain weave; running stitch; suede; metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes