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Woman's dress

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center Back Length: (128 cm) (50.4in)

Accession Number

2009.4191

Medium or Technique

Lace; rhinestones; metal; plastic; silk plain weave (crepe); linen plain weave; glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s strapless dress of black lace, overlaid with a black floating half-bodice, secured with four rhinestone encrusted “buttons” at center front. Black lace consists of a floral pattern with a layer of nude fabric below it, that shows through the lace. The overlay fabric is made of a stiff black linen plain weave. The half floating bodice (overlay) begins at the right side of the bodice front and extends to the full length of the dress in a curving, sloped design at the slit and throughout the hem. The back of the dress is almost entirely covered by the black linen overlay. Fully lined in nude silk plain weave crepe. INTERIOR LABEL: “YOLANDA:DESIGNER”S COLLECTION”

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.