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.
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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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)
Gift of Lois Chazen from the Estate of Lea Karina Achron