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Tafetta cocktail dress with strapless black bodice and India pink skirt. Pink sash ties into a large bow at hip. Unlined, with zipper on side of bodice. Spring 1950. Inside label: "Traina-Norell New York"


By 2011 with Decades, Inc., Los Angeles; 2011, purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: March 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Bonnie Covington

American, Spring, 1950


Center back: 98 cm (38 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Taffeta and gros de Londres taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts