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Woman's dress

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Mini dress or tunic in "Sparkle" fabric print on black silk with white zigzag and dotted lines around slashes and cut edges in the fabric, bodice smocked with orange, blue, red, and green threads at the center front and back, machine embroidery along top sleeve edges. No label.


From the estate of D.D. Ryan, New York; March 1, 2008, Grogan & Company sale, lot 380; Purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Penny Vinik


Reproduced with permission.

English, about 1971


Center back: 78.7 cm (31 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed, pierced and embroidered silk plain weave.


Textiles and Fashion Arts