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Evening dress

French
1900–05
Attributed to House of Worth (French, 1858-1956)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center front: 134 cm (52 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.187

Medium or Technique

Brocaded silk satin, embroidered silk net

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening dress of off-white satin brocaded with a design of large naturalistic lilac sprays. Bodice front has folds crossing in a wide V. Embroidered net at neckline, falling over shoulders and into points in back. Skirt bell-shaped with main fullness in back continuing into a train. Back closing with hooks. Pink silk underskirt soiled and ragged.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Charles Sumner Bird