Evening dress

American (New York City)
1950
Designed by Charles James (American (born in England), 1906–1978)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.139

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and plain weave (taffeta)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening dress of sea-foam green silk satin and tafetta. Strapless bodice is formed of silk tafetta folded in diagonal curves ending in deep, pointed waist seam; skirt of shimmering silk satin skirt sweeps out around hips and to one side in a large asymmetrical fold; bottom of skirt is brought in and tacked in back.

Provenance

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 Fashion Arts Visiting Committee, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.