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Woman's dress

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Black sleeveless, A-line dress with V-neckline cut to the navel and covered with attached horizontal chrome plates (creating a trompe l'oeil "necklace"); center back zip and labeled: "Pierre Cardin Paris, New York"

Provenance

2005, purchased from Resurrection, New York City, by the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2005)

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund and Benjamin Pierce Cheney Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

French, about 1969

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 94 cm (37 in.) Center front: 90.2 cm (35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.7

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (crepe) and chrome; synthetic silk plain weave lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes