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Woman's evening dress
Object Place: Paris, France
Center back: 133 cm (52 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill weave; metal
Not On View
Long black bias-cut silk evening dress with wide shoulder straps and square neckline. Zipper on right side.
1939, created by the Paris atelier of Elsa Schiaparelli for her Spring/Summer collection; purchased by unknown client; July 3, 2009, sold at Cornette St. Cyr auctions in Paris to the MFA (Accession date: December 16, 2009)
Frank B. Bemis Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund, Otis Norcross Fund, William E. Nickerson Fund, and Edwin E. Jack Fund