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Woman's cocktail dress

English
1950s
Designed by Norman Hartnell (English, 1901–1979)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Center back: 104.1 cm (41 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1419

Medium or Technique

Velvet; silk (?) tulle; plastic; lace appliqué

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless black velvet cocktail dress with black lace appliqué. Zipper at center back. Tulle petticoat, one interior label “Norman Hartnell/London Paris.”

Provenance

By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London; 2010, sold by Verrinder to Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, year-end gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf