Woman's dress

"Yolanda" dress

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: (85cm)

Accession Number

2009.4198

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (crepe); plastic beads; metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black strapless, short dress embroidered with black and gold beads, forming the name “YOLANDA” vertically down the front. The neckline is of the sweetheart style with the left side pointing upwards. The neckline and hem are bordered with gold beading. The hemline is also scalloped with a small, curved slit on the left side. Back of dress is a continuation of the front abstract style beading design in black and gold. The bodice interior is boned. The dress id fully lined in black silk plain weave. There is a center back zipper and hook and eye closure. 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.