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Woman's dress

about 1983
Designed by Pauline Trigère (American (born in France), 1912–2002), Retailed by Grace Jones Shop (American)


Center back (dress): 124.5 cm (49 in.) Center back (capelet): 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Synthetic and cotton (?) weft-patterned plain weave (organza) with plain weave (organza) lining

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Sleeveless floor-length dress of red organza with a woven ribbon and dot pattern; draped fitted bodice with 3 spaghetti straps on each shoulder, straight skirt gathered at waist. Plain red organza lining. Labeled: “Pauline Trigere/6”.

Elbow-length capelet of red organza with a woven ribbon and dot pattern, gathered to organza-covered string tie at neck, hem stiffened by gathering fullness at inside hem to plain red organza lining.


Purchased from Grace Jones Shop, Salado, Texas around 1983; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes