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Woman's evening dress: Katisha-San

French
Spring-Summer 2007
Designed by John Galliano (British (born in Gibraltar in 1960; works in Paris)), For House of Christian Dior (French, founded 1946)


Country of Origin, for Customs, France, , Object Place, Paris

Dimensions

Center back: 185.4 cm (73 in.) Center front: 154.9 cm (61 in.) Costume: 28 1/2 Bust 21 1/2 in. Waist (72.4 x 54.6 cm)

Accession Number

2007.828

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and faille embroidered with silk and crystals

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Strapless evening dress (Look 27 from Origami Couture collection, Spring/Summer 2007) of white silk satin; with red faille drape around skirt and watteau-like back pleats; white satin embroidered with Swarowski crystals (embroidered by Montex) and red faille embroidered with green bamboo and Japanese decorative motives in thick twist silk (embroidered by Muller); White silk satin woven by Taroni (Como, Italy) and red faille woven by Veraseta (Charlieu, France). Created in the Couture Atelier of Dior, 300 hours of work.

Provenance

Purchased from Christian Dior Couture by the MFA (Accession Date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.