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Woman's dress


Object Place: France


Center back: 96 cm (37 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Synthetic plain weave (overtwisted); synthetic satin weave; silk or synthetic plain weave

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short sleeved black cocktail dress with high crew neck, fitted bodice, and skirt falling from dropped waist of applied half-circles of semi-sheer black fabric set with the straight edge vertically so that each hemisphere overlaps the next. Lined in black silk or synthetic plain weave. Shoulder pads. Labelled at left back neck: “CAROLINA HERRERA” Size tag: 8. Woven label below: “Neiman Marcus”


Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf