Woman's dress

French
1927
Designed for House of Chéruit (French, 1906-1935), After Madeleine Chéruit (French, died 1935)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 127 cm (50 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4627

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; sequins

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black long sleeve evening dress with deep v-neckline, patterned with black sequins.

Provenance

1927, designed for House of Cheruit, Paris, France; March 4, 1927, same model worn by Marion Morehouse in photograph by Edward Steichen published in Vogue magazine; July 3, 2009, purchased at auction, Millon Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris (Lot 313) by anonymous collector; purchased by MFA from collector's agent, Francoise Auguet (Accession date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Harriet Otis Cruft Fund, and funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston