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Evening dress

1951

Designed by Charles James, American (born in England), 1906–1978 American


Dimensions

Center back: 142.9 cm (56 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.138

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon) and satin

Not On View

Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening dress of gray pearl silk chiffon over silk satin. Bodice has wide straps and draped chiffon. Skirt also has draped chiffon swagged around hips and brought to back in seam.

Provenance

Worn by Alice Topp-Lee; With Cora Ginsburg, LLC, 2003; Purchased by the MFA, March 24, 2004

Credit Line

Museum purchase in honor of Elizabeth Ann Coleman, David and Roberta Logie Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts, 1998-2004, with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston