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Woman's dress

French
Fall-Winter 2010–2011


Dimensions

Center back: 91.4 cm (36 in.)

Accession Number

2011.491

Medium or Technique

Polyester, polyamide, wool, cotton, polyurethane, silk

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

‘Mod’ sleeveless dress with low waist and high neckline in shades of soft light tinted pink (skirt) and two tints of gray (skirt) made of unusual industrial, synthetic materials. Different textures and materials (glossy, perforated, rubberized) are pieced into a soft, cohesive whole. Inside label lists materials as 65% Polyester, 16% Polyamide, 15% Wool, 2% Cotton, 2% Polyurethane, and 100% Silk which must refer to the pink chiffon lining. Label at inside of neck reads, “BALENCIAGA.PARIS”. Dress from look #2 of Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection

Provenance

June 25, 2011, purchased by Pam Parmal at Barney's New York outlet (Wrentham, MA); 2011, sold by Pam Parmal to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

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