Woman's evening dress

Evening dress of pleated white silk jersey and black taffeta. Upper bodice of pleated jersey closes over left shoulder; lower bodice and hip yoke of black taffeta; skirt of pleated white taffeta. Hips encircled with pleated sash of black taffeta which falls down left side to mid-calf. Left side closure. Label: "Grès 1 rue de la Paix Paris"


Purchased by Harriet Welch Compton and given to Mrs. Stuart C. Welch; gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch to MFA, 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch, in memory of Harriet Welch Compton

Woman's evening dress

Paris, France
Center back: 137.16 cm (54 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk knit nit and taffeta
Accession Number
Not on view