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Woman's two-piece evening dress

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Floor-length dress with black silk double knit bodice entirely covered with evenly spaced gold sequins, lined with silk knit (tricot?); gathered black wool twill skirt solidly covered with sequins at hem, gradually diminishing toward knee level. Wide black silk satin belt, two back zippers....

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Worn by Mrs. Irwin B. Glass, Chicago, IL. Prototype Vintage, Toronto, Ontario; Purchased by the MFA, December 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marjorie W. Childs, Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, and The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange

American, about 1969

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Center back (dress): 151.1 cm (59 1/2 in.) Length x width (belt): 77.5 x 5.7 cm (30 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk double knit bodice with silk knit lining and wool twill skirt, embroidered with plastic sequins; silk satin belt


Textiles and Fashion Arts