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Woman's dress

English
1930
Norman Hartnell (English, 1901–1979)


Dimensions

Center back: 134.6 cm (53 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1411

Medium or Technique

Silk. Beaded and sequined.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Full length beaded and sequined evening gown by Hartnell of Bruton Street. Creme ground with gold beading and natural colored pearls. Neckline is lined with pearls, continuing down the front of the dress. Pearls around arm openings as well. Interior labels read “Hartnell London Paris.” Back zipper.

Provenance

By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London; 2010, sold by Verrinder to Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, year-end gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf