Woman's ensemble in two parts (jacket, dress)
late 20th century
Designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka (American, founded 1988)
Object Place: United States
Jacket: center back: 69 cm (27 3/16 in.) Dress: center back: 61.5 cm (24 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk crocheted lace; silk satin thread; plastic; metal; silk plain weave tulle; silk plain weave (crepe)
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White polka dot patterned, crocheted jacket. Within the polka dots are embroidered satin thread (of high luster) circles with a loosely woven plain weave making up each circle. Not all of the polka dots are covered with the satin thread, some are only the loose plain weave. This creates a pattern on the fabric alternating between these two polka dot designs. All raw edges are finished off with a row of satin thread embroidered dots in a zig-zag like pattern. This includes the sleeves, hem and neckline. There are no closures on this garment. The interior consists of seams that are raw edges of the lace, cut around the embroidered patterning.
Long white dress of emroidered silk lace with clear sequins and faux white pearls. Neckline is deeply scooped, bodice is sleeveless with small irridescent plastic beading bordering the neckline and armholes. These rows are followed by an additional row of white faux pearls. The center back has a zipper closure with a metal snap. There is also a train in the back of the skirt. The underdress is of white silk plain weave (crepe) material. The lining is of silk plain weave chiffon in white as well. There are interior bra strap holders in the bodice at the shoulder seams, held in by metal snaps. The bodice is fully line and the underdress and lining are both lined but free flowing at the hem and tacked in at the side seams. INTERIOR LABEL: “BADGELEY MISCHKA: BRIDE”
By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)
Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.