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"Barbade" evening ensemble

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Pink and black strapless evening dress with two tiered pouf shirt with large pink rose and black bow in between. Bodice and skirt pink with black floral patterning and underskirt is printed with horizontal brown, pink, white, and black stripes. Zipper at center back. Interior lined in white...

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Label at waistband: "Jean Patou/Printemps Ele 1987/no. 46/Barbade."


1987, produced by Christian Lacroix for the House of Jean Patou, Paris; March 28, 2010, Jean de Moüy sale, Chayette et Cheval, Paris, lot 206, 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

"Barbade" evening dress

French, Spring 1987

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back (dress): 127 cm (50 in.) Height x length (wrap): 104.1 x 325.1 cm (41 x 128 in.) Length (shoes): 27.9 cm (11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Dress: silk plain weave, printed Wrap: silk plain weave, printed Shoes: silk satin weave, printed; leather; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts