Woman's ensemble in three parts (coat, dress, hat)

late 20th century
Designed by Tony Chase


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Coat: center back: 102 cm (40 3/16 in.) Dress: center back: 92 cm (36 1/4 in.) Hat: height x width x circumference: 17 x 13 x 45 cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/8 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4210.1-3

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; Fur (Fox?); plastic; silk plain weave (crepe); metal; glass; silk satin thread; plastic; lace; silk bias tape; adhesive

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Off-white jacket with large shawl collar of off-white fur (fox?) and center front satin covered buttons with coinciding loops. Kimono style sleeves of silk (crepe) with embroidered silk satin stitch floral pattern and faux pearls. Each sleeve hem features a large band of off-white silk satin fabric. This same design is also at the hem of the jacket. The hem Vs upward at the center front and slopes down the back. Strands of glass beads with faux pearl droplet beads hang from the hemline. Lined in silk satin (crepe). Bias tape seam finish at interior neckline. One rigth side interior pocket in front of jacket, atatched at the end of the collar. INTERIOR LABEL: “TONY CHASE”

Off-white silk satin long dress with halter neckline and dropped waistline with large waistband. Each side of waistband have an attached piece of fabric in a pointed geometric shape. Bodice bust pleating originating from the armhole. Right side slit in hem. The neckline and armholes are finished with bias tape matching the fabric of the dress. Deep scoop back neckline with a center back zipper closure and satin covered buttons. Garment is fully lined in off-white silk satin weave (same as face of dress).

Headpiece made of large and small strands of white pearls that are braided together creating a head band style. Strands of small faux pearl beads hang in loops down the side and on the opposite side of the knotted and glued beads with hanging strands of various sized pearls. The piece is stabalized by what seems to be boning, curved and attached by sewing teh peices together to create the circumference of the headband, which is covered by white lace.

Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.