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Woman's suit

American
1980s
Designed by Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), July 22, 1932), Retailed by Saks Fifth Avenue (American, founded 1898)


Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.) Center back (blouse): 61 cm (24 in.). Center back skirt): 78.7 cm (31 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1433.1-3

Medium or Technique

Cotton velvet with embroidered with rayon and cording, metal clasp (jacket). Silk plain weave (tafetta) discharge printed (blouse). Wool jacquard weave (skirt).

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long sleeve, olive green velvet jacket with purple, blue, pink, and salmon embroidered floral design. Labeled: “Oscar de la Renta/ 8/ Saks Fifth Avenue”. Long sleeve, olive green, navy, and gold silk blouse with a fleur-de-lis pattern and ties at the neck. Labeled: “Oscar de la Renta/ 6”. Calf-length brown wool skirt with diamond patterned design. Labeled: “Oscar de la Renta/ 10”.

Provenance

Purchased by donor at Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston, MA in the mid-1980s. Gift to MFA September 20, 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Tay Ann Jay