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Woman's evening dress

French
about 1980
Designed by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)


Dimensions

Center back: 146.1 cm (57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2010.987

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet and taffeta

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s floor-lenght evening dress made of deep purple silk velvet and changeable purple/black taffeta. Velvet bodice with scooped round neckline and large puffed tafetta sleeves ending in extended velvet cuffs, with full tafetta skirt gathered into dropped waistline. Matching purple taffeta sash.

Label inside reads:
“Saint Laurent rive Gauche Paris Made in France”

Provenance

1980, Slocum "Cokie" Perry; 2010, gift of Perry to the MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. Lee Perry