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

American
early 21st century
Designed for Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), July 22, 1932), Retailed by Saks Fifth Avenue (American, founded 1898)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 53.34 cm (21 in.) Center back (sweater): 49.53 cm (19 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 55.88 cm (22 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1486.1-3

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool twill weave; metal; silk and wool knit

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ensemble consisting of a jacket, sweater, and skirt in denim. Boxy long sleeve hip length blue denim jacket with orange stitching. Notched collar. Five silver buttons down the center front. Small slit pockets 4.5” above hem. Unlined with three woven labels at center back “Oscar de la Renta,” Saks Fifth Avenue,” “50% Wool/50% Cotton/Made in Italy,” “Dry clean only.” Orange sleeveless crewneck sweater with decorative knit edging at sleeve openings, collar and hem. Woven labels at left hip “2” and at center back “Oscar de la Renta,” “S,” “70% cashmere/30% silk/Made in Italy/To dry clean.” Blue denim straight skirt with orange stitching. 4 darts around waistband. Zipper and hook and eye closure at center back. Lined in blue plain weave silk with labels at back right hip “Oscar de la Renta,” “4,” “Professional/Dry Clean/only.”

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift