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Woman's dress

probably American
1930–35


Object Place: probably United States

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 127 cm (50 in.) Length x width (belt): 99.1 x 5.1 cm (39 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

2001.456.1-2

Medium or Technique

Rayon crepe with machine hemstitching and applied soutache braid

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress with matching belt of apple-green rayon crepe. Asymmetrical bodice front closure with round covered buttons; front midriff and skirt cut in asymmetrical geometric panels. Side snap placket closure. Full raglan sleeves, cut on bias, machine-hemstitched in grid pattern, with smaller squares filled in with matching soutache braid applied in a meandering pattern. Sleeves end in long fitted cuffs with covered buttons. Belt with panel of applied soutache braid at front; closes with snaps.

Provenance

Purchased at vintage textile show by Susan Ward, about 1995; Gift to the MFA, 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward