Woman's ensemble in two parts (dress)

American
1980s
Designed by Alfred Fiandaca (American, 1940-2013)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: 95 cm (37 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2010.988.1

Medium or Technique

Synthetic plain weave, silk plain weave, synthetic net

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s cocktail dress made of waffle/grid plain weave sheer fabric, printed with large-scale floral pattern in magenta, pink and green on purple ground. Bodice has deep V-neckline with large elbow-length puffed sleeves, with pink silk sash. Two detached shoulder pads are safety-pinned to the shoulders. Zipper in back. Two interior labels read “Fiandaca” and “Dry Clean Only. Made in the USA.”

Provenance

By 1990, purchased by Mary Philopolous, Canton MA; 2010, gift of Mary Philopolous to MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Philopoulos

Copyright

© Alfred Fiandaca