Woman's cocktail dress

American
1980s
Designed by Bob Mackie (American, born in 1940)


Object Place: New York, NY, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2010.227

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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