Woman's evening dress: Katisha-San
Object Place: Paris, France
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)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin and faille embroidered with silk and crystals
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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.
Purchased from Christian Dior Couture by the MFA (Accession Date: December 12, 2007)
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Reproduced with permission.