Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2009

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David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts: July 2008–June 2009


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Woman's dress

Attributed to Oscar de la Renta
Silk plain weave; printed; plastic; metal

Classification: Costumes

Culture: American

Accession number: 2008.1478

Description: Sleeveless off-white dress with wide boat neckline and orange hem with brown leaf-like pattern stamped where the two colors meet. Pleated skirt begins at natural waist with a pocket at each hip. Unfinished edge at waistband, arm openings and collar. Zipper runs down center back. Self belt. Waistband on interior with hook and eye closure at center back. Lingerie snaps at each shoulder. Skirt is lined in a lightweight plain weave silk.

Provenance/Ownership History: Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Anonymous gift