Woman's dress in two parts (dress, belt)

French (Paris)
about 1935
Designed by Louiseboulanger (French, 1878–1950)

Object Place: Paris, France


Dress: Center back: 110 cm (43 5/16 in.) Belt: Length: 596.9 mm (23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk crepe-backed satin; bakelite; rhinestones; metal; silk satin weave

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black silk satin evening gown with asymmetrical twisted bodice in front and back, leading to a long skirt. Four red bakelite slides with paste rhinestone bars are attached at the front and rear straps to imitate dress clips. Separate belt snaps on at right side. Low back. Labelled at interior left side: “LOUISEBOULANGER / CHAMPS -ÉLYSÉES / 3 RUE DE BERRI PARIS” Hand-written in pencil on back: “14689”

Black satin belt with one interior snap with large red bakelite and rhinestone buckle at front.


July 2, 2010, anonymous sale, Cornette de St. Cyr, Paris, lot 187, to Decades Inc., Los Angeles, CA; 2010, sold by Decades to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund