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Woman's dress

Italian
1990s
Designed by Valentino Garavani (known as Valentino) (Italian, born in 1932), For House of Valentino (Italian, founded 1959)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Center back (overdress): 88.9 cm (35 in.) Center back (dress): 68.6 cm (27 in.) Center back (stole): 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.581.1-3

Medium or Technique

Machine lace, printed silk plain weave (chiffon) trimmed with silk satin, silk plain weave (chiffon).

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black sleeveless lace over dress. Knee length black spaghetti strap dress with a floral pattern and 5” black band at the hem. Labeled: “Valentino/ Night/ Made in Italy/ 4”.

Matching scarf with floral pattern, bias cut with ends cut into a triangle at the ends.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in the 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Anonymous gift