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

American
1980s
Designed by Travilla (American, 1920-1990)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Dress: center back: 134 cm (52 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4186.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (crepe); chinchilla fur; velcro; silk plain weave; velvet; metal; plastic, silk satin weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gray wool (crepe) plain weave dress with an asymmetrical neckline. The shoulder strap is on the right side of the bodice and made of chinchilla fur. A sewn on knot design in gray wool (crepe) that is made of a free flowing band of fabric is attached at the shoulder seam. The skirt of the dress is floor length or longer and flared. Flares are created by sewn in godets of fabric on the lower part of the skirt. Closure consists of a right side seam zipper with hook and eye. Interior of shoulder strap is attached at one end of the shoulder seam with velcro. Dress is lined in gray silk plain weave, attached at the bodice and free flowing at the skirt. INTERIOR LABEL: “YOLANDA: DESIGNER’S COLLECTION”

Gray wool (crepe) large stole with gray chinchilla fur trim. Stole features one kimono style sleeve of gray wool with a chinchilla fur cuff. This piece is fully lined in a silk satin weave textile. This textile has a finishing technique component that creates a crinkled-look affect.

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.