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Long sleeved knee-length evening dress of black velvet with gold metallic lamé pleated collar trimmed with embroidered tulle (in imitation of lace). An attached self belt can be tied in a bow at the waist seam. Closes with a zipper at center back and three snaps at each cuff. Labelled at right...

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Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

French, 1980s

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Center back: 115 cm (45 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk (?) velvet; synthetic lamé; tulle; plastic zipper


Textiles and Fashion Arts