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Woman's dress

American
about 1968
Designed by Mollie Parnis (American, 1902–1992)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Other (dress): 102.9 cm (40 1/2 in.) Other (slip): 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.321.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cotton gauze (leno weave), printed, with Lurex supplementary weft patterning, rayon twill weave slip

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Indian-inspired woman’s dress, princess cut with slight flare, of green cotton gauze printed in a small-scale paisley pattern, brocaded with Lurex in a diamond lattice pattern. Shaped neck yoke, band collar, cuffs and hem band in related red cotton gauze; printed pattern and lattice of brocading are both different from that of the green fabric. Dress is underlined throughout with a lightweight green rayon princess-line slip with taupe nylon spaghetti straps; labels read “Mollie Parnis New York” and “ILGWU”

Provenance

Gift from Susan M. Hilles to Susan H. Bush; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Susan H. Bush