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Woman's dress

American
1970


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 135.9 cm (53 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2367

Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet with machine-woven and embroidered silk and synthetic ribbons

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s “ethnic” hippy peasant dress made of alternating bands of turquoise, black, and brown velvet with decorative woven floral and Native American inspired ribbons. Long sleeves with small puffs at the shoulder, decorated with woven ribbons at cuffs. Center back zipper. Two interior labels, blue and white “Bonwit Teller” and black and white “Sant’Angelo.” Narrow ribbon belt.
From Sant’Angelo’s “Natives of the Americas” collection Fall/Winter 1970, which won the Coty Award.

Provenance

Probably 2000, purchased from private individual by Cameron Silver of Decades, Los Angeles; 2009, gift of Silver to the MFA (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Cameron Silver/DECADES