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Woman's evening dress

Bandage dress

Designed by Hervé Léger (French, founded in 1985), Worn by Kate Capshaw (American, born in 1953)

Object Place: Paris, France


Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.) Center front: 124.5 cm (49 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon and Lycra knit; plastic

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black evening dress formed with narrow horizontal bands of rayon knit “bandages.” Slit up center back and center back zipper. Interior boning around bust and sewn-in black silk and lace bra. Two interior labels at center back: “Harvé/Leger/Couture” and “M/Made in France/90% rayon/10% Lycra/Dry Clean Only.”


March 18, 1999, anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, "Unforgettable: Fashion of the Oscars," lot 4a, purchased by Judith Krupp, Wellesley, MA [see note 1]; gift of Krupp to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

[1] This dress was sold as part of a benefit auction for AMFAR held by Christies in which dresses worn to the Academy Awards were sold. This dress was worn by Kate Capshaw to the Oscars on Monday, March 21, 1994 where her husband Stephen Spielberg was nominated for Best Director for "Schindler's List."

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Hurwitz Krupp in memory of Alice G. Winn