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Short sheath dress in tones of light grays and whites, made of silk tulle and hand-painted "marbelized" silk plain weave fabrics, wrapped obliquely around silk foundation, and trimmed with bands of crystal rhinestones and plastic beads. Label: "Contents: 75% silk 10% polyester, 5% polyamide,...

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2011, sold by Rodarte to the MFA. (Accession date: Septemeber 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Reproduced with permission.

American, Fall-Winter 2009


Center Back: 27-1/2 inches

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Medium or Technique

silk net, hand-painted silk plain weave (chiffon and crepe), nylon net, plastic beads and rhinestones


Textiles and Fashion Arts