Woman's dress

French
1970–74
House of Lanvin (French, founded in 1890)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4978

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; silk embroidery; plastic

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White dress embroidered with purple, pink, green, and red floral motif around 3/4 length sleeves. Buttons down center front. Self belt. Unlined with one interior label “Made in France/Lanvin/Boutique/Paris.”

Provenance

Early 1970s, purchased by Electra Webb Bostwick (1910-1982), probably from Maison Posh boutique in Locust Valley, NY; 1982, by inheritence to her grand daughter, Elliot Bostwick Davis, New York; gift of Davis to the MFA (Accession date: November 18, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Elliot Bostwick Davis in memory of Electra Webb Bostwick

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.