Woman's ensemble in two parts (coat and dress)

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 (coat): 106.05 cm (41 3/4 in.) Center back (dress): 94.62 cm (37 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1487.1-2

Medium or Technique

Leather; wool twil weave; silk plain weave; metal; plastic

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ensemble consisting of a long leather jacket and sleeveless dress. Brown leather jacket edged with green, brown and gray wool. Notch collar with zipper down center front and a leather covered button at the top. Three pockets, one at each hip and one at the right bust. Four covered buttons at each cuff and five smaller buttons closing center back vent, buttons are anchored on the interior with smaller plastic buttons. Interior is lined in brown silk with woven labels at center back “Saks Fifth Avenue,” “Oscar de la Renta,” “Made/In the U.S.A.” and left hip “2,” “Style number 2813/Genuine Leather/Lining: 100% Silk.” Green, brown and gray plaid sleeveless wool sheath dress. Zipper 21.5” down center back. Lined in brown silk with four woven labels along the zipper “Saks Fifth Avenue,” “Oscar de la Renta,” “2,” “100% Cashmere/Made in Italy/Dry clean only.”

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift