American (New York City)
Designed by Charles James (American (born in England), 1906–1978)
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Center back: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin and plain weave (taffeta)
Not On View
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.
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 Fashion Arts Visiting Committee, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Reproduced with permission.