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Woman's ensemble (dress and coat)

mid to late 1960s
Designed by Sorelle Fontana (Italian, founded 1943)


Dress center back length: 37 inches. Coat center back length: 35 inches.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dress: Silk plain weave (crepe) and silk plain weave (chiffon). Coat: Silk plain weave (crepe) embroidered with plastic beads and sequins.

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Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Underdress of pinkish-beige silk plain weave (crepe) cut with a high waistline and yoke top of brown silk chiffon. Labeled inside: “Sorelle Fontana #2146 Roma Made in Italy”. Coat made of pinkish-beige silk crepe high waistline and peter pan collar. Split front and back panels covered with cream, beige, pink, brown, and silver plastic beads,placques, sequins and paillettes, in a diamond grid pattern. Lined with silk plain weave. Labelled: “Sorelle Fontana #7128 Roma Made in Italy”.


Inherited by the donor's aunt, Lea Karina Achron, in 1988; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Lois Chazen from the Estate of Lea Karina Achron