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Dress

French
1990s
Designed by Christian Lacroix (French, born in 1951)


Dimensions

Center back: 64.8 cm (25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2011.194

Medium or Technique

Cotton twill, metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s short black cotton dress with white contrast topstitching. Fitted corset-type bodice with narrow shoulder straps, flaring at hips into split front skirt revealing narrow underskirt. Three goldtone cast metal X-shaped buttons down center front, and on each side pocket flap. Label: “Christian Lacroix Paris”

Provenance

Purchased from Grace Jones Shop, Salado, Texas, by Mary Tavener Holmes; 2011, gift of Holmes to the MFA (Accession date: April 27, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes