Woman's skirt

about 2008
Designed by Ralph Rucci (American, born in 1957), Designed for Chado Ralph Rucci (American)

Object Place: New York, NY, United States


Center back: 57.15 cm (22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton/silk (?) plain weave; silk plain weave; running stitch; metal

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Gray straight skirt with two slit pockets at waistband. Seams at lower waistband and running down the center front and back, all outlined in a large running stitch. 1.25” band at hem attached with large overcast/whip (?) stitches which create a slit in the space between each stitch. Side zipper at left hip with one hook and eye closure at top. Lined in silk with two woven labels, at the center front (white label with black lettering) FRONT and at the center back (white label with white lettering) CHADO/ralph rucci.


Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift