Woman's ensemble

American
mid 1930s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.) Center back (dress): 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1350.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red velvet evening ensemble consisting of jacket and dress. Dress with braided shoulder straps. Gathered bustline, wide waist panel and gathered skirt long skirt coming to a slight V at the center front waistline, and a deep V at the center back. 11” zipper on left side. Matching jacket with wide scoop neckline. Gathered at the shoulder with appliquéd red velvet leaves. Velvet buttons with velvet loops down center front (16) and at cuff (5). Front hemline comes to a v shaped at the center and there is a slight flare at the lower back.

Provenance

Until 1989, in collection of Florence Cassard Rowe; 1989, by inheritance to her daughter, Barbara Rowe de Marneffe, MA; gift of de Marneffe to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Rowe de Marneffe