Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.
Woman's evening ensemble
Designed by John Kloss (American, 1937–1987 (active 1957–1979))
Center back (tunic): 142.2 cm (56 in.) Center back (pants): 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tunic: Silk satin with continuous supplementary metallic weft patterning. Pants: Silk satin; silk crepe lining.
Not On View
Black sleeveless top with seven (7) plastic buttons down the center front, the garment hangs open from the waist down. Supplemental wefts create a silver metallic ribbon-like motif in stripes across the garment the opposite is visible on the reverse. Label: John Kloss at Henri Bendel” Black palazzo-style pants with a metal zipper on the side and elastic waistband. Label: “John Kloss at Henri Bendel”
Purchased by donor in the 1970s. Gift to MFA December 13, 2006.
Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch