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White dress embroidered with purple, pink, green, and red floral motif around 3/4 length sleeves. Buttons down center front. Self belt. Unlined with one interior label "Made in France/Lanvin/Boutique/Paris."


Early 1970s, purchased by Electra Webb Bostwick (1910-1982), probably from Maison Posh boutique in Locust Valley, NY; 1982, by inheritence to her grand daughter, Elliot Bostwick Davis, New York; gift of Davis to the MFA (Accession date: November 18, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Elliot Bostwick Davis in memory of Electra Webb Bostwick


Reproduced with permission.

French, 1970–74

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; silk embroidery; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts