Woman's cocktail dress

Designed by Bob Mackie (American, born in 1940)

Object Place: New York, NY, United States


Center back: 113 cm (44 1/2 in.) Center front: 72.4 cm (28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; sequins; rhinestones; plastic sequins, beads; tulle

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pink ribbed silk (faille) dress with stapless bodice, dropped waist, and gathered skirt with asymmetrical hemline (knee-length in front, longer in back). Bodice decorated allover with white and silver metallic beads in branch/leaf pattern, ending in two large white flowers at left shoulder and right hip, made with white sequins, clear glass and metallic beads . Center back zipper. Interior waistband at natural waist and five interior labels: “Bob Mackie” “8,” “01432/Order Fanny (?)/Style 721/Size 8/Remarks [illegible handwriting],”care label, and ILGWU label.


About 1988, purchased by Judith Krupp, Wellesley, MA in Boston; gift of Krupp to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Hurwitz Krupp