Woman's ensemble (dress and sash)

American
1980s
Designed by Alfred Fiandaca (American, 1940-2013)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Dress: Center back: 95 cm (37 3/8 in.) Sash: Length: 1890 mm (74 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.988.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: Synthetic plain weave, silk plain weave, synthetic net Sash: Silk, plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s cocktail dress made of waffle/grid plain weave sheer fabric, printed with large-scale floral pattern in magenta, pink and green on purple ground. Bodice has deep V-neckline with large elbow-length puffed sleeves, with pink silk sash. Two detached shoulder pads are safety-pinned to the shoulders. Zipper in back. Two interior labels read “Fiandaca” and “Dry Clean Only. Made in the USA.”

Provenance

By 1990, purchased by Mary Philopolous, Canton MA; 2010, gift of Mary Philopolous to MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Philopoulos

Copyright

© Alfred Fiandaca