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

Empire waistline strapless dress of white silk chiffon with jacquard floral pattern, overprinted with second floral pattern in orange, purple and gray, silk taffeta underskirt with horsehair braid and black embroidered net at hem. Bodice embroidered with plastic sequins, cotton threads and glass...

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes


Reproduced with permission.

American, 1990s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back (dress): 73.7 cm (29 in.) Center back (bolero): 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed, voided silk jacquard weave, silk plain weave (taffeta), embroidered net, plastic sequins, glass beads, horsehair braid, cotton embroidery.


Textiles and Fashion Arts