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Woman's dress

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Sheer white chiffon dress, cut straight to the hem, with V-neckline and asymmetrical pointed hemline. Chainstitch embroidery in vermicelli pattern in ivory silk with white beads, faux-pearls, and clear sequins. Interior label "Zandra Rhodes/London."

Provenance

August 27, 2009, purchased by Pamela Parmal of Providence, RI from Nikki Eve boutique, 17 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, NY; purchased from Parmal by the MFA (Accession date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection and donated by the Textile & Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

English, 1980s

Dimensions

Center back: 97 cm (38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4630

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon), embroidered with silk and plastic sequis/beads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes