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Woman's dress in two parts (dress and bustle)

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back, dress (163cm)

Accession Number

2009.4205.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; tulle; plastic beads and sequins; metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long light pink dress with a high neckline and long sleeves. Sleeves consist on tulle and lace with gold irridescent sequins and tulle rosettes in a floral, swirl pattern, matching the design on the lace. Sleeves also have side slits with one snap on each sleeve. The right side of the skirt hem features a slit. The back of this garment concides with the front design. The back neckline is low cut with an oval opening. The neckline has a hook and eye closure and a center back zipper. At the back waist is a large gold, tulle bow of matching lace with seguin and rosette patterning. A large bustle of tulle follows this bow. Garment is fully lined in sheer, light pink chiffon with fitting seams in the bust and sleeves. INTERIOR LABEL: “BOB MACKIE” Dress attributed to Bob Mackie, bustle attributed to Yolanda Cellucci.

Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.