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Woman's evening dress

French (Paris)
Spring/Summer 2005
Designed by Olivier Theyskens (Belgian, born in 1977), For House of Rochas (French, founded in 1925)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center front (dress): 149.9 cm (59 in.) Center back (dress): 198.1 cm (78 in.) Center front (crinoline): 121.9 cm (48 in.)

Accession Number

2010.388.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: Silk plain weave (gazar); tulle; feathers Crinoline: Nylon knit (?)

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Strapless evening gown of black silk gazar with a sheath bodice and full skirt covered with black, light blue, and white tinted feathers, extending into a long train at back. Three layers of zippers at center back. Interior bodice (stamped 2101-30) and four tiered petticoat.

Black stiff, supportive underskirt.

Signed

One interior label: ROCHAS.

Provenance

2005, created by Olivier Theyskens for the House of Rochas, Paris; March 10, 2010, Rochas sale, Piasa, Paris, lot 90, to Cameron Silver of Decades, Inc., Los Angeles [see note 1]; purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010)

NOTES:
[1] The fashion division of the House of Rochas was discontinued in July 2006, and it is presumed that the house was the seller of the models in this auction.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund