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Woman's evening ensemble in two parts

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One piece "harem" dress with sheath-like line and extra divided lengths of the same material turning back at the hemline, simulating the full trousers of the Near East; gathered in at waist with folded self sash crossing over bust to front neck line; sleeveless with deep armscyes trimmed with...

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Signed

Label at waist: "Jeanne Lanvin Paris / 15 UNIS-FRANCE 7", stamped: "HIVER 1935-36"; written in ink: "26992"; written on back in ink: "Cabiné" (?).

Provenance

Worn by Miss Lucy T. Aldrich; Gift to the MFA, Boston Dec 13, 1951.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

French, Winter 1935–36

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 128.5 cm (50 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2627a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe, trimmed with gilded leather

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes