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Woman's dress

French
late 20th century
Designed for Lolita Lempicka (French, founded in 1983)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 81.3 cm (32 in.) Length (belt): 71.1 cm (28 in.) Length x width (pearls): 25.4 x 50.8 cm (10 x 20 in.) Length (pearls): 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2425.1-4

Medium or Technique

Rayon plain weave; glass; metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short black sleeveless dress with high neckline in front and open back with seven rows of draped pearls (alternate pearl option is a single stand draped closer to the neckline). Lined with rayon plain weave.

Narrow tie belt with clusters of pearls on each end.

Seven rows of pearls, hangs from the shoulders and drapes down the wearers back.

Short single strand of pearls, alternate for 7-row pearl decoration for back of dress, hangs along shoulders.

Signed

Two interior labels: "Lolita Lempicka/Paris" and "Made in France/F36 USA W6/J5/D34 GB8/100% Rayon" with care instructions on the reverse.

Provenance

December 2008, purchased by donor from Lucyann Barry Luxury Resale, New York; anonymous gift to the MFA (Accession date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift