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Woman's evening dress

early 1950s

Madame Grès, French, 1903–1993 French


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