Woman's dress

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center Back Length: (71 cm) (28 inches)

Accession Number

2009.4184

Medium or Technique

Plastic beads; plastic sequins; silk satin weave; metal; cording; silk plain weave (crepe); silk plain weave chiffon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk chiffon short dress with white sequins sewn onto the fabric in vertical rows. Front of dress has angled figures of Mickey Mouse incorporated throughout. Mickey Mouse figures are appliqued over the sequins and are created from colored sewn-together beads in black, white, tan, red, brown and yellow. The neckline is a deep scoop with with a black cording-like material trim that is twisted and intertwined in a decorative pattern. Following this design are short strands of hanging black beads. Dress has a right side seam zipper and hook and eye closure. The zipper has white satin cording as a decorative finish on the face of the fabric. The hem features the same black trim as the neckline. Back of the dress is white silk chiffon with sequins (same as front). Lining is silk satin weave attached at the neckline and armholes, free flowing at the hem.

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.