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Object Place: Paris, France
Center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave (crepe), plastic buttons
Not On View
Dress of gray wool crepe with dropped waist, three-quarter sleeves, partial overskirt with slanting hem giving wrap/tunic effect, buttons at side back with five oversized plastic buttons down the back. Fabric has textured effect, due to high twist of yarns. Attached belt threads under back panel, ties at left hip. Attached sleeveless lining in dark gray silk, zips up back. Label in side seam: “Pierre Balmain Paris”; partially legible handwritten couture number on tape on back of label: 114616 (?).
Purchased by the donor, Jean Gavin, from Pierre Balmain between 1961-1962; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)
Gift of Mrs. James M. Gavin