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Woman's evening dress

1930s

Designed by Valentina, American (born in Russia), 1904–1989 American


Dimensions

Center back (overdress): 204.5 cm (80 1/2 in.) Length (skirt): 109.2 cm (43 in.) Length x width (belt): 77.5 x 12.7 cm (30 1/2 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

2002.417.1-3

Medium or Technique

Rayon jersey, rayon plain weave lining; suede appliquéd belt with gilt leather

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Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black rayon jersey overdress and floor-length skirt; overdress, lined with rayon and gathered at waist, can be draped in a variety of ways. Dress was originally white, overdyed black by Stahl(?), Boston. Wide shaped belt of black suede appliqued with gilt leather in an abstract pattern; fastens with metal snaps. Stamped "Lord & Taylor."

Provenance

Purchased and worn by Polly Thayer Starr; Gift to the MFA, September 25, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Polly Thayer Starr