Woman's dress

American
Fall-Winter 2009
Designed by Rodarte (American, founded 2005)


Dimensions

Center back: 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2011.484

Medium or Technique

silk net, hand-painted silk plain weave (chiffon and crepe), nylon net, plastic beads and rhinestones

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short sheath dress in tones of light grays and whites, made of silk tulle and hand-painted “marbelized” silk plain weave fabrics, wrapped obliquely around silk foundation, and trimmed with bands of crystal rhinestones and plastic beads. Label: “Contents: 75% silk 10% polyester, 5% polyamide, 5% leather, 5% nylon, 100% silk lining”.

Provenance

2011, sold by Rodarte to the MFA. (Accession date: Septemeber 21, 2011)

Credit Line

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

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.