Light orange sleeveless evening dress in three parts. Outer dress has orange/pink and gray ostrich feathers sewn upside-down all over. Worn over either a nude colored, sleeveless dress or jumpsuit.
Before 2008, purchased by Cameron SIlver of Decades, Inc. from private client; purchased by MFA (Accession date: June 17, 2009)
Marshall H. Gould Fund, funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Susan Cornelia Warren Fund
Reproduced with permission.
French, Autumn/Winter 1966
- Designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972
- Fabric by Lemarié, French, founded in 1880
Center back (overdress): 135.9 cm (53 1/2 in.) Center back (slip): 129.5 cm (51 in.) Center back (jumpsuit): 114.3 cm (45 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave; ostrich feathers; metal