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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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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


Center back (122cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts