Woman's evening dress
Designed by John Burbidge (American (born in 1922))
Center back: 132.1 cm (52 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave (taffeta)
Not On View
Evening dress made of purple silk taffeta with slightly dropped waist, full skirt, and off-the-shoulder neckline edged with a row of oversize purple taffeta bows.
Worn by designer's wife, Cile, to the Museum of Fine Arts "Museum Ball" on February 28, 1998; gift to MFA, 2007 (Accession date: December 12, 2007)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Burbidge
Reproduced with permission.