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Woman's dress in two parts (dress, belt)

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Black silk satin evening gown with asymmetrical twisted bodice in front and back, leading to a long skirt. Four red bakelite slides with paste rhinestone bars are attached at the front and rear straps to imitate dress clips. Separate belt snaps on at right side. Low back. Labelled at interior...

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July 2, 2010, anonymous sale, Cornette de St. Cyr, Paris, lot 187, to Decades Inc., Los Angeles, CA; 2010, sold by Decades to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

French (Paris), about 1935

Object Place

Paris, France


Dress: Center back: 110 cm (43 5/16 in.) Belt: Length: 596.9 mm (23 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk crepe-backed satin; bakelite; rhinestones; metal; silk satin weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts