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Woman's dress

Fall 2004

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back: 114.3 cm (45 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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”


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

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes