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Woman's "Purple Rain" dress

Bright blue knee length dress covered in long, looped strands of clear and pearlized beads with a corded neckline in blue. Looped stands create the "rain" effect. V neckline with batwing sleeves and a gathered waistline with a thick waistband with horizontal rows of beading matching the rest of...

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Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.

American, 1980s

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Center back (122cm)

Accession Number

2009.4195

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; glass; plastic; metal; padding (synthetic textile)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes