Woman's dress

American
1980s
Designed by Mary McFadden (American, born 1938), Retailer Neiman Marcus (American, founded 1907)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: 104 cm (40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.991

Medium or Technique

Heat-set pleated, synthetic plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s evening dress made of salmon-pink pleated polyester with long sleeves and sweetheart neckline. Wide embroidered waistband features a coloral floral pattern made with polychrome silks yarns, sequins, and beads edged with gold-metallic threads. Synthetic chiffon lining. Side zipper.
Four interior labels read:
“Mary McFadden Couture”
“Dry Clean Only”
“12”
 “Neiman-Marcus”

Provenance

By 1990, purchased by Mary Philopolous, Canton MA; 2010, gift of Mary Philopolous to MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Philopoulos

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.