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Woman's ensemble in four parts (dress, holster, pair of arm straps, shoes)

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Black pumps with orange "toe ring" and ankle strap with metal closure, interior embossed "HELMUT LANG" and sole "Vero Cuoio/Made in Italy/40." Pair of black arm straps. Printed panel dress (black background with orange graphics) with latex strap. Interior label "Helmut Lang/80 Greene St. /New...

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Before 2009, in collection of hl-art, LLC; gift of hl-art to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist



American, Spring/Summer 2003

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Length x width (shoes): 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.) Center back (arm straps): 26 cm (10 1/4 in.) Center back (dress): 86 cm (33 7/8 in.) Center back (holster): 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Shoes: Leather; patent leather; metal. Arm straps: Elastic/cotton knit. Dress: Cotton knit, printed; latex. Holster: Elastic/cotton knit.


Textiles and Fashion Arts