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Woman's evening dress

Woman's floor-lenght evening dress made of deep purple silk velvet and changeable purple/black taffeta. Velvet bodice with scooped round neckline and large puffed tafetta sleeves ending in extended velvet cuffs, with full tafetta skirt gathered into dropped waistline. Matching purple taffeta...

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1980, Slocum "Cokie" Perry; 2010, gift of Perry to the MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. Lee Perry

French, about 1980


Center back: 146.1 cm (57 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet and taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts