Woman's dress

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center Back Length: 134 cm / 52.8 inches

Accession Number

2009.4192

Medium or Technique

Glass and plastic beads; wool plain weave (crepe); foam padding; silk plain weave; metal; silk plain weave chiffon (crepe)

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red wool plain weave (crepe) long dress with one shoulder strap and an asymetrical neckline. At the right shoulder is a metal hook and eye closure. Right side seam zipper. Attached at either side of the shoulder seam is a geometric patterned, silk plain weave shawl. The black silk consists of a striped pattern which is formed by floating weft threads. This fabric also features yellow, white, teal and blue geometric patterns created from weaving dyed yarns. Complimenting these shapes is beading in corresponding colors to each shape. Red accent lines of beads are also present, as well a black beading in various geometric shapes on the black portion of the fabric. The front hemline of the dress curves upward to the right side seam creating a high slit. On the back of the dress, the shawl wraps around the body ending at the back on the shoulder seam. The interior is lined in the same red wool as the face. Black synthetic covered foam breast cups are tacked onto the lining. The shawl is lined in black silk chiffon.

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.