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Evening dress

French (Paris)
about 1922
Attributed to Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876–1975)

Object Place: Paris, France


145 cm (57 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; crépe

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pinkish red silk crepe with slender branch pattern, brocaded with clusters of blue daisies. Bodice of gray-blue chiffon, embroidered with red silk in chain stitch. Side panels of plain chiffon same color. Attached slip of chiffon and taffeta, matching in color. Hemline drops to points center front and back. Large blue and red plastic brooches, one on each hip. Bodice slightly soiled and brittle. By Madeleine Vionnet.


About 1922, created for donor by Madeleine Vionnet; gift of Mrs. Henry Bliss to the MFA (Accession date: June 6, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Bliss