Woman's ensemble in three parts (jacket, dress, scarf)

American
1980s
Designed by Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), July 22, 1932)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Jacket: center back: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Dress: center back: 120 cm (47 1/4 in.) Scarf: length x width: 100 x 22 cm (39 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4196.1-3

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; plastic; synthetic padding; silk plain weave; metal; silk plain weave (crepe) chiffon

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue jacket with no closures, long (dolman?) sleeves, no collar and a curved deep neckline. Underarm of each sleeve has inserted diamond piece of fabric for fitting, no shoulder seaming. Back features a large, colorful beaded Macraw parrot appliqued to the right side with sequins and beads. Red jewel eye on parrot and beading of red, light and dark yellow, light and dark blue , pink, and light and dark green. Interior padded shoulders, self faced lapel in the center front. Fully lined in blue silk plain weave. INTERIOR LABEL: “OSCAR DE LA RENTA”

One-shoulder, knee length dress of yellow, pink and green silk satin weave. Dress features an asymmetrical neckline which ends at the left side of the bodice front. Right side seam zipper and hook and eye closure. Side seam is shirred continuing down to the dropped, curved waistline. waistline has a pink band of silk satin weave followed by a green silk satin skirt with a right side slit. Interior bodice is lined in yellow silk chiffon, pink waistband is lined in black chiffon and seams are finished with a pinked edge. Neckline and armholes are faced using the same fabric as on the front of these components. INTERIOR LABEL: “OSCAR DE LA RENTA”

Geren silk satin weave scarf with double rolled finish around perimeters of rectangular border. Matches skirt of dress.

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.