Woman's dress

French
Autumn/Winter 1966
Fabric by Lemarié (French, founded in 1880), Designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (overdress): 135.9 cm (53 1/2 in.) Center back (slip): 129.5 cm (51 in.) Center back (jumpsuit): 114.3 cm (45 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2841.1-3

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; ostrich feathers; metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Light orange sleeveless evening dress in three parts. Outer dress has orange/pink and gray ostrich feathers sewn upside-down all over. Worn over either a nude colored, sleeveless dress or jumpsuit.

Provenance

Before 2008, purchased by Cameron SIlver of Decades, Inc. from private client; purchased by MFA (Accession date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund, funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Susan Cornelia Warren Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.