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Woman's evening dress

French
early 1950s
Madame Grès (French, 1903–1993 French)


Object Place, Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 137.16 cm (54 in.)

Accession Number

1999.498

Medium or Technique

Silk knit nit and taffeta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening dress of pleated white silk jersey and black taffeta. Upper bodice of pleated jersey closes over left shoulder; lower bodice and hip yoke of black taffeta; skirt of pleated white taffeta. Hips encircled with pleated sash of black taffeta which falls down left side to mid-calf. Left side closure. Label: "Grès 1 rue de la Paix Paris"

Provenance

Purchased by Harriet Welch Compton and given to Mrs. Stuart C. Welch; gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch to MFA, 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch, in memory of Harriet Welch Compton