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Woman's evening dress

Italian
1980–89
Designed by Valentino Garavani (known as Valentino) (Italian, born in 1932), For House of Valentino (Italian, founded 1959), Label / line Valentino Boutique (Italian, founded 1960)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Center back: 152.4 cm (60 in.)

Accession Number

2003.663

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon and tafetta), silk compound weave (matelassé crepe), horsehair

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Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Strapless evening dress with ruched bodice of silk chiffon printed with all-over floral pattern in cream and black, with slightly-trained, full skirt of same print in silk matelassé crepe; gathered short Watteau folds at back of dress bodice, trimmed with black tafetta bow; lined with black silk organdie. Label: “Valentino Boutique”

Provenance

Purchased in Boston, late 1980s; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth Oliver Jolliffe