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Woman's dress

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: (163cm)

Accession Number

2009.4202

Medium or Technique

Gold lame plain weave; fur (Fox?); metal; plastic; silk chiffon plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gold lame with cut pile and crinkled effect on the front of the textile composed long dress. Cowled, high, turtle neckline. Long sleeved with black (Fox?) fur cuffs. Gathers at the right shoulder that fall asymmetrically down the bodice at a sharp angle which begins at the right side underarm ending at the hip. The skirt is gathered and floor length. There is a center back zipper and hook and eye closure at the center back neckband. This garment is not lined and the seams are finished with black chiffon bias tape. Bodice consists of large, hand sewn in shoulder pads and a layer of sheer nude chiffon in the bust.

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.