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Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Dress

British
1976
Gnyuki Torimaru (Japanese, worked in England, born in 1937)


Dimensions

Center back: 157.5 cm (62 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2289

Medium or Technique

Silk jersey

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream colored, draped silk jersey evening dress; simple, monastic design with round neckline, high waistline, cowl sleeves and back pleating that forms draped V-back. Hemline is longer in center front and back. Interior strap that sits below the bust.

Interior label: “YUKI LONDON” black stitching on white label.

Signed

"Yuki London" label on back waistline; black letters embroidered on white ground

Provenance

By 2011, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Copyright

Copyright of Gnyuki Torimaru.