Evening dress

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

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

Evening dress

  • American (New York CIty), 1951
  • Designed by Charles James, American (born in England), 1906–1978
New York, New York, United States
Dimensions
Center back: 142.9 cm (56 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (chiffon) and satin
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
2004.138
Not on view

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