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Woman's ensemble (jacket and dress)

Long-sleeved jacket of cream linen, trimmed at collar and cuffs with bias bands of navy blue linen and navy plastic buttons with cord loops. Horizontal seam at bust level, cream silk lining. Label at neck: "Pierre Balmain Paris"; tape on back of label with handwritten couture number: 143902. ...

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Provenance

Purchased by the donor, Jean Gavin, from Pierre Balmain between 1961-1962; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James M. Gavin

French, 1960–65

Dimensions

Jacket center back: 53.3 cm (21 in.) Dress center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number

2007.1137.1-2

Medium or Technique

Jacket: Linen plain weave, silk cord, plastic buttons; silk plain weave lining. Dress: Linen plain weave, silk cord, plastic buttons; silk satin lining, metal zipper.

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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