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Formal dress

French or Italian
1740-1750


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Center back: 135.9 cm (53 1/2 in.) Center front: 125.1 cm (49 1/4 in.) Costume: 39 × 28 in. (99.1 × 71.1 cm)

Accession Number

43.695

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green and white lampas weaving in Baroque floral lace motifs. Round front, square back neckline. Fitted bodice with fullness pleated over shoulders into sack (Watteau) back. Short cap sleeves (missing inserts). Wide panier accomodating shirt with fullness pleated over paniers into waistline. Tan linen inner bodice. Glazed linen sleeve and skirt hem linings.

Provenance

1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection