Woman's dress

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back (148cm)

Accession Number

2009.4193

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon) (crepe); plastic sequins, rhinestones and beads; metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s long sleeve dress with V-neck line and long sleeves. Dress is covered in red beading that creates a swirl pattern. Top of dress features a Tompe l’oeil design that creates the appearance of a suit jacket. This design is created with white, red and gold beads and rhinestones. The tompe l’oeil collar is in a zig-zag shape that continues down the center front of the dress and around the waist to appear as a decorative hem design of the “jacket”. The sleeves are also heavily beaded to match the collar design. Each sleeve has a zipper side vent with a hook and eye closure. The collar continues onto the back of the dress. Center back zipper and hook and eye. Front “jacket hem” design continues onto the back of the dress. Center back hemline slit. Interior feautures shoulder pads and the garment is fully lined in red silk plain weave chiffon. 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.