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Woman's evening dress

Strapless evening dress with ruched bodice of silk chiffon printed with all-over floral pattern in cream and black, with slightly-trained, full skirt of same print in silk matelassé crepe; gathered short Watteau folds at back of dress bodice, trimmed with black tafetta bow; lined with black silk...

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Provenance

Purchased in Boston, late 1980s; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth Oliver Jolliffe

Italian, 1980–89

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Center back: 152.4 cm (60 in.)

Accession Number

2003.663

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon and tafetta), silk compound weave (matelassé crepe), horsehair

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes