Dress

French (Paris)
1925–28
Jean Patou (French, 1887–1936), For House of Patou (French, founded 1914)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (Blouse): 63.5 cm (25 in.) Center front (Blouse): 30.5 cm (12 in.) Costume (Ensemble): 41 x 29 3/4 x 40 in. (104.1 x 75.6 x 101.6 cm) Center back (Skirt): 71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

1999.461.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, silver (?) buckle, enamel, rhinestones

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, June 10, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two-piece woman’s dress of black silk satin (charmeuse?). Low V-neck blouse gathered slightly at dropped-waist hem and caught into enameled and rhinestone pin. Skirt and back yoke of blouse detailed with two inset band of same fabric. Inverted pleat on skirt back.
Label: “Jean Patou Sports Cannes-Biarritz-Monte-Carlo-Deauville-Paris 7 rue St. Florentine”
Condition: very good

Provenance

Purchased by dealer from private collection; 1999, sold by dealer to the MFA. (Accession date: September 15, 1999)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund