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Woman's evening ensemble

American
1970s
Designed by John Kloss (American, 1937–1987 (active 1957–1979))


Dimensions

Center back (tunic): 142.2 cm (56 in.) Center back (pants): 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2006.1-2

Medium or Technique

Tunic: Silk satin with continuous supplementary metallic weft patterning. Pants: Silk satin; silk crepe lining.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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”

Provenance

Purchased by donor in the 1970s. Gift to MFA December 13, 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch