Woman's dress

American
1990s
Designed by Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002)


Dimensions

Center back (dress): 76.2 cm (30 in.). Center back (coat): 86.4 cm (34 in.) Center back (sweater): 63.5 cm (25 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1987.1-3

Medium or Technique

Dress: Synthetic machine lace, cut and appliqued with braid, interlined with silk plain weave (organza); lined with silk plain weave. Coat: Synthetic machine lace, cut and appliqued with braid. Sweater: Cotton knit.

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black flower lattice work style knee length spaghetti strap dress with a metal zipper. Labeled: “Bill Blass/ Made in USA of imported fabric”. White long sleeve flower cut-out design coat. Labeled: “Bill Blass/ Neiman Marcus/ Made in USA of imported fabric/ 8”. Black long sleeve sweater with two pockets on the front and five plastic buttons. Labeled: “Bill Blass/ Made in Italy/ Neiman Marcus”.

Provenance

Purchased by donor at Neiman Marcus in the 1990s. Gift to MFA December 13, 2006

Credit Line

Gift of Julia Anderson Frankel