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Woman's dress

2004–08 (?)

Object Place: New York, NY, United States


Center back: 73.66 cm (29 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; leather

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black sleeveless sheath dress with black shiny leather curved lines across the chest, that continue to the back, and down the front with a 22” zipper following one of the back lines across the left shoulder. Lined in black silk plain weave with label at center back with an open circle symbol/ralph rucci/CHADO with three other labels attached reading 4, 100%/Wool and Dry Clean/Only/Made/In U.S.A.


Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift