Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.

Woman's dress

French
late 20th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Center Back Length: (138 cm) (54.3in)

Accession Number

2009.4187

Medium or Technique

Plastic horsehair interfacing; cording; lace; plastic beads; plastic boning; metal; silk satin weave; tulle

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk satin weave strapless, floor length bridal gown. Bodice is fitted with princess seams. Finished at the neckline with black silk satin covered cording. A floral patterned lace is also cut around the borders of the pattern and attached to the gown on the bodice as well as the skirt. Black beading is added to the black lace designs. The skirt is of white silk and bells out to be very full. Extending from the hip to the hem are more sewn on pieces of black lace with black beading. The center back of the bodice hasa zipper closure with a vertical row of white silk satin covered buttons on the zipper overlap. The back of the waistline Vs down and is covered in black lace with black beading. The back waistline is gathered at the skirt followed by a train. The interior of this garment is boned in the bodice, interfaced in the him and line in the bodice as well as the skirt. The skirt lining is beneath several layers of white tulle for fullness. The tulle is finished with rows of black lace. INTERIOR LABEL: “BRIDAL: GIVENCHY”

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.