Woman's dress

French
about 1969
Designed by Pierre Cardin (French, born in 1922)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 94 cm (37 in.) Center front: 90.2 cm (35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.7

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (crepe) and chrome; synthetic silk plain weave lining

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black sleeveless, A-line dress with V-neckline cut to the navel and covered with attached horizontal chrome plates (creating a trompe l’oeil “necklace”); center back zip and labeled: “Pierre Cardin Paris, New York”

Provenance

2005, purchased from Resurrection, New York City, by the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2005)

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund and Benjamin Pierce Cheney Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.