Woman's ensemble

mid 1930s

Object Place: United States


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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