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.
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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