Woman's ensemble in three parts (jacket, skirt and shawl)

early 21st century
Designed by Valentino Garavani (known as Valentino) (Italian, born in 1932), For House of Valentino (Italian, founded 1959)

Object Place: Italy


Center back (jacket): 62.23 cm (24 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 55.88 cm (22 in.) Height x width (shawl): 52 x 52 in. (132.08 x 132.08 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Suede; silk plain weave; metal; wool twill weave

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ensemble consisting of a jacket, skirt and shawl. Long sleeve green suede fitted jacket with slight flare at the hip. Collarless with zipper at center front and ribbing along center front and at cuffs. Lined in green silk cut on the bias. Three labels on inner right side, “V/Valentino/Boutique” “40” “Lining/ 100% silk/Made in Italy” and an additional tag with care instructions. Dark green straight skirt with left hip zipper and hook and eye closure and right hip pocket. Two gathered darts at front. Lined in silk with silk hanging loops. Tags at center front “Bergdorf Goodman/On the Plaza New York” and center back “V/Valentino/Boutique,” “Made in Italy/Fabrique en Italie.” Square shawl with green ground and purple/gray, green and orange plaid, paisley-like motifs and yellow and purple/gray flowers.


Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift