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"Colin Maillard" ensemble

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Short gray silk dress with black embroidered skirt, white ruffled bodice, and black satin straps. Interior has many layers of tulle petticoats and silk lining. Oversized straw hat with square crown and wide brim with pink silk rose with green petals. Black evening pumps with silk satin ribbon...

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Label in bodice reads: "Jean Patou/Printemps Ele 1987/no. 29/Colin Maillard."


1987, produced by Christian Lacroix for the House of Jean Patou, Paris; March 28, 2010, Jean de Moüy sale, Chayette et Cheval, Paris, lot 164, to Cameron Silver of Decades Inc., Los Angeles [see note 1]; purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010) NOTES: [1] Jean de Moüy is Jean Patou's grand nephew.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

"Colin Maillard" evening dress

French, Spring 1987

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back (dress): 91.4 cm (36 in.) Length x width (hat): 61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 in.) Length (shoes): 24 cm (9 7/16 in.) Length (belt): 226.1 cm (89 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Dress: silk plain weave with embroidery; silk lace; tulle; silk plain weave; silk satin weave Hat: braided straw; silk plain weave Shoes: silk satin; plastic; leather Belt: silk plain weave; leather; metal


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