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Woman's evening dress

Sleeveless ankle-length black silk satin evening dress. A square pattern of white spangles representing knots in trompe-l'oeil covers the entire dress. The shoulder straps are covered with white spangles and divide into two on the back. The hem is trimmed with black ostrich and cock feathers,...

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2005, created by the Chanel atelier for the Fall/Winter 2005 haute couture season; gift of Chanel to the MFA (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Chanel, Paris

French, Fall/Winter 2005

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 112 cm (44 1/8 in.) Center front: 120.7 cm (47 1/2 in.) Other (waist): 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.) Other (bust): 78.7 cm (31 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk plain weave; sequins; Ostrich (Struthio Camelus)& Cock (Gallus Gallus) feathers


Textiles and Fashion Arts