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Woman's day dress

about 1965


Center back: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; plastic; metal

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Knee length dress in small black/tan houndstooth print, with inner tank bodice with zipper closure and outer sleeveless bodice with back snaps alternating with 3 black buttons; attached self fabric belt; black inner lining. Labeled “I. Magnin” and “Galanos.”


Phyliss Silver, San Francisco, CA; 2010, with Torso Vintages, San Francisco, CA; purchased by MFA from Torso (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Bonnie Covington