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Woman's evening ensemble

American (Brookline, MA)
Designed by Cyreld Spiller (American, 1908–1989), Labeled Cyreld

Object Place: Brookline, MA, United States


Center back (dress): 111.8 cm (44 in.) Center back (jacket): 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), silk plain weave lining, metal zipper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Floor-length, princess-line sleeveless sheath dress with front and back V neckline; asymmetrical stiffened hem ruffle, and large bow below the left hip. Center back zipper. Sleeveless coat of off-white silk taffeta with a large collar of stiffened ruffles, stiffened ruffles along front edges, asymmetrical hem ruffle, and hidden snap and hook-and-eye closures. Labeled: “Cyreld, Brookline”


Donor purchased in the 1960s; Gift to MFA March 21, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Lois B. Torf