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

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Coat: center back: 103 cm (40 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4200.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon) (crepe); fur (fox?); plastic beading and rhinestones; (glass?)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long black silk crepe coat with black fur trim at collar and continuing down the center front and around the hemline. Long kimono style sleeves with black fur cuffs. Fur borders the should seams of the coat. Around the neckline, shoulders and down a part of each sleeve is a frame-like pattern of gold and black beads with clear rhinestones. Jacket is adorned with unevenly placed rows of black and gold beads. The front top portion of the collar is unattached to the boat neckline and also unattached in the back. The top back of the coat is adorned with gold, black and clear beading and rhinestones. This garment does not have any closures.

Black long dress with matching coat. Dress features a V neckline with shoulder straps. Neckline is adorned with beads that create a flame-like shape of gold beads. Straps V in back and are covered in black beads. hem of dress has a side sliton the left side of the dress. Interior is boned in the bodice and the garment is fully lined in black silk plain weave. Center back zipper closure with hook and eye.

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.