Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Woman's evening dress

American
1949
Henri Bendel Department Store (American, founded 1895)


Object Place: New York, USA

Dimensions

128.2 x 68.5 cm (50 1/2 x 26 15/16 in.) measured flat for hanging storage

Accession Number

54.801

Medium or Technique

Silk figured satin, silk chiffon and net linings with metal zippers

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless, ballerina length evening dress, full circular skirt, wide round neckline, fitted bodice; made of figured white satin in design of slightly serpentine bands with irregualr edges outlined with gold bands alternating satin and cloth bands having small-scale flowers in white weft floats, skirt lined with coarse net.

Provenance

1954, gift of Mrs. Frederic W. Hilles to the MFA (Accession date: June 10, 1954); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick W. Hilles