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Semi Couture dressmakers bodice and accessory

Belgian
Spring 1997
Maison Martin Margiela (Belgian, founded 1989)


Dimensions

Center back (Bodice): 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.) Length (Accessory): 141.6 cm (55 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2016.224.1-2

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, printed (bodice); silk chiffon plain weave and elastic (accessory)

Not On View

Classifications

Costumes

Coarse brown linen bodice with zip front, sleeveless with high neckline; Fabric of bodice removed from French Semi-Couture dressmakers form. Printed on front, “Semi Couture Paris, Brevet R.S.E.G., 35059” and on back, “Paris, Brevet R.S.E.G., 35059.” Ensemble includes bodice wrap of elastic and black silk chiffon.

Provenance

2016, sold by Resurrection Vintage to the MFA. (Accesstion date: May 25, 2016)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council