Woman's dress

late 20th century
Designed by Monique Lhuillier (American (born in the Philippines), born 1971)

Object Place: United States


Center back: (150cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; plastic beads; metal; silk plain weave (crepe); tulle

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



“Chandelier Gown” Off-white, floor length gown with empire waistline and V neckline. Corded shoulder straps, heavily beaded bodice with clear and silver toned beads. Silk plain weave (crepe) overlay on skirt with strands of silver and clear beads in loops. This beading design creates the appearance of a “chandelier”. Center back zipper and hook and eye closure, back deep V neckline and trian at hem. Interior layers of tulle in skirt with off-white silk satin weave lining. INTERIOR LABEL: “MONIQUW LHULLIER”


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.