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Woman's evening dress

Bodice embroidered with glass beads in floral design, pink cotton velvet skirt, strapless. Label: "Made to Order - Bergdorf Goodman - Mrs. C.D. Dillon" and "Pierre Balmain" (hand written)


About 1957-8, Mrs. C. Douglas Dillon (Phyllis Ellsworth Dillon); About 1984, by inheritance to her sister, Mrs. John P. Sturges; Gift to the MFA (Accession date: October 24, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John P. Sturges

American, about 1957–58

Object Place

United States

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts