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Woman's evening dress

Emerald green velvet evening dress with pointed bodice (forming two wings) accented by a horizontally pleated band of green faille wound through front of scooped bodice and brought to back to form giant puffed bow at rear, with trailing sashes.


Before 1999: private collection; by 1999, purchased by Marie-Noëlle Sudre from private collection; purchased by MFA from Marie-Noëlle Sudre, 1999.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

about 1950

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet and satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts