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Woman's ensemble in three parts (jacket, blouse, skirt)

Silk taffeta jacket or blazer chiné printed with a design of black or dark brown butterflies on a cream ground with wide peaked lapels, black velvet collar, two front false flap pockets, and shaped long sleeves. Closes at front with black plastic button with four-leaf clover metal applique....

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Provenance

July 2, 2010, anonymous sale, Cornette de St. Cyr, Paris, lot 220, to Decades Inc., Los Angeles, CA; 2010, sold by Decades to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

French (Paris), Fall 1935

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Jacket: Center back: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.) Blouse: Center back: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.) Skirt: Center back: 82 cm (32 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.659.1-3

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed (chiné); silk plain weave; silk velvet; plastic buttons; metal snaps and hooks

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes