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Woman's evening dress

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Black and pink short sleeve evening dress with black velvet bodice, dropped waistline, and bright pink skirt appliquéd with black velvet bows (?). Reverse has v-neckline with row of buttons down center back covering a zipper. Lined in black silk. Layers of black tulle petticoats.


Before 2010, purchased by Gayfryd Steinberg, New York City; gift of Steinberg to the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Gayfryd Steinberg

American, Fall 1983

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center front: 153.7 cm (60 1/2 in.) Center back: 132.1 cm (52 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave with synthetic velvet appliqué; synthetic plain weave lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts