Woman's dress

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center Back Length: (135 cm) (53.1in)

Accession Number

2009.4183

Medium or Technique

Rayon knit (jersey), painted; metal; lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long white dress with chain link shoulder straps and a hand painted tiger design. Tiger painting begins on the left side of the dress front and continues onto the back. The name “Jadan” is painted onto the front (signature of painter). The tiger is painted in red, brown, blue, and yellow in large, loose brush strokes. There are fitting bust darts on the bodice. The skirt has a side seam slit followed by an invisible zipper closure with a metal hook and eye. Interior is fully lined in white knit silk with white lace ribbon used to finish off the raw edges around the zipper. The shoulder straps are hand sewn on and supported by small squares of fabric covering the ends of the chain.

Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.