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Woman's dress

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Woman's black velvet cocktail dress trimmed with large 3/4 length puffed sleeves made of magenta silk printed with black polka dots, and belt of interlocking lengths of magenta and black tafetta(?) Fully-lined, back zipper and slit in back. Three interior labels read: "Carven-boutique...

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By 1990, purchased by Mary Philopolous, Canton MA; 2010, gift of Mary Philopolous to MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Philopoulos

French, 1980s

Place of Manufacture

Paris, France


Center back: 100 cm (39 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet and printed silk plain weave Silk, printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts