Woman's dress

American
early 1960s
Teal Traina (American, 1917-2002), Geoffrey Beene (American, 1927–2004)


Dimensions

Center back: 101.6 cm (40 in.)

Accession Number

2011.496

Medium or Technique

Silk?; plastic buttons

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long-sleeved silk dress with short standing collar in bold geometric black and yellow pattern print. Skirt attaches to bodice with wide knife pleats. Bodice and skirt are lined. Three glossy black buttons adorn a false front closure, while the dress closes by long hidden zipper in back. Label on inside at waist reads, “TEAL TRAINA” and in smaller font, “NEW YORK”.

Provenance

2011, purchased by Pam Parmal from Ebay; 2011, gift of Parmal to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Pamela Parmal in memory of Dolores Parmal

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.