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Woman's dress

about 1930–32
Designed by Louiseboulanger (French, 1878–1950)

Object Place: Paris, France


Center back (dress): 116.8 cm (46 in.) Center back (slip): 123.8 cm (48 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; rhinestones; metal; silk plain weave

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long white evening dress patterned with rhinestones in vertical line and leaf motifs. Draped neckline with round weight at center front. Waistband at natural waist with hook and eye and snap closures on right side.

White slip with snaps on right side, hight neckline in front and low V neckline in back. Interior lable at left hip: “LOUISEBOULANGER/CHAMPS-ELYEES/3.RUEDEBARRIPARIS”


December 14, 2009, anonymous sale, Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, lot 267, to Cameron Silver of Decades, Inc., Los Angeles; purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston