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Woman's ensemble

early 1970s
Designed for House of Chloé (French, founded 1952)

Object Place: France


Center back length (dress): 40 inches Center back length (blouse): 26.5 inches Center back length (cape): 50 inches

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s ensemble consisting of a dress, blouse, and cape.

Sundress with spaghetti straps and dropped waistline. Made of taupe colored, sheer “nun’s cloth”. Labelled: Chloé.

Woman’s sleeveless overblouse made of taupe-colored “nun’s cloth” with ten button front closure and two square pockets each side. Back of blouse gathered into waist to create blouson effect. Labelled: “Chloé Made in France”.

Woman’s long cape with double collar made of sheer, taupe-colored “nun’s cloth”.


Before 2008, purchased by Ms. Reva Ostrow, New York; gift of Ostrow to the MFA (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Reva Ostrow