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Woman's dress

American
Fall 2004


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 114.3 cm (45 in.)

Accession Number

2007.566

Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave (balanced, open weave with high twist yarns)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Earthenware

Sleeveless dress of loosely woven silk crepe, printed in smalled patterned design of black on white. Skirt cut in one piece with seam at center back, with a layer of white silk chiffon between two layers of dress fabric. Bloused overbodice and attached scarf cut on bias, sleeve openings and overbodice back edged with self fringe, hems and ends of scarf left unfinished. Invisible zipper at center back. Labeled: “Chado/ Ralph Rucci/ Made in USA/ 100% silk/ 8”

Provenance

Purchased by donor from Ralph Rucci in 2004; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes