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Woman's ensemble (halter, jacket and skirt)

Fuschia pink halter top, ties at back of neck and at the waist. No label. Fuschia pink long-sleeve sculptural jacket with ruffles on the sleeves and collar. Labeled: "Halston." Long black velvet tulip skirt. Labeled "Halston"; separate handwritten label: "DD"


From the estate of D.D. Ryan, New York; March 1, 2008, Grogan & Company sale, lot 380A; Purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Penny Vinik

American, 1980


Center back (halter): 48.3 cm (19 in.) Center back (jacket): 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 119.4 cm (47 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta); silk and rayon velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts