Woman's dress

French
1980s
Retailed by Carven-boutique (French)


Place of Manufacture: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 100 cm (39 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2010.992

Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet and printed silk plain weave Silk, printed

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s black velvet cocktail dress trimmed with large 3/4 length puffed sleeves made of magenta silk printed with black polka dots, and belt of interlocking lengths of magenta and black tafetta(?) Fully-lined, back zipper and slit in back.

Three interior labels read: “Carven-boutique Paris”

“Made in France
Style 3343
Size (illegible)
Color 425.9
434.55
100% Rayon
100% Silk
Dry Clean Only”
*Label text also appears in French

“100% Silk”
*Label text also appears in French

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