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Woman's dress in four parts (dress, belt, and 2 pearl adornments)

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Short black sleeveless dress with high neckline in front and open back with seven rows of draped pearls (alternate pearl option is a single stand draped closer to the neckline). Lined with rayon plain weave. Narrow tie belt with clusters of pearls on each end. Seven rows of pearls, hangs...

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Signed

Two interior labels: "Lolita Lempicka/Paris" and "Made in France/F36 USA W6/J5/D34 GB8/100% Rayon" with care instructions on the reverse.

Provenance

December 2008, purchased by donor from Lucyann Barry Luxury Resale, New York; anonymous gift to the MFA (Accession date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

French, late 20th century

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 81.3 cm (32 in.) Length (belt): 71.1 cm (28 in.) Length x width (pearls): 25.4 x 50.8 cm (10 x 20 in.) Length (pearls): 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2425.1-4

Medium or Technique

Rayon plain weave; glass; metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes