American (New York CIty)
Designed by Charles James (American (born in England), 1906–1978)
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Center back: 142.9 cm (56 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (chiffon) and satin
Not On View
Evening dress of gray pearl silk chiffon over silk satin. Bodice has wide straps and draped chiffon forming decorative element on center front. Skirt has draped chiffon swagged around hips and brought to back in seam.
Worn by Alice Topp-Lee; With Cora Ginsburg, LLC, 2003; Purchased by the MFA, March 24, 2004
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
Reproduced with permission.