Woman's evening dress

American
1950–60


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back length: 124.5 cm (49 in.)

Accession Number

2001.835

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta, nylon(?) net, metal zipper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless evening dress of dark pink silk taffeta; ruched, boned bodice, full skirt. Skirt fullness pulled up at left hip with a ruched cord, which continues up the left side and over the shoulder as a shoulder strap. Under this, a skirt gore in lighter pink taffeta gives the effect of an underskirt. Left side of skirt given shape by gathered bunch of nylon net sewn inside.

Provenance

Gift from Elizabeth Gongaware to Mrs. Ethan Bisbee, May 2001; Gift to the MFA, November 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ethan Bisbee in honor of her mother Elizabeth D. Gongaware