Woman's suit in three parts (jacket, top, skirt)

American
late 20th century
Designed by Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), July 22, 1932)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Jacket: center back: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.) Top:center back: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.) Skirt: center back: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4211.1-3

Medium or Technique

Embroidery; plastic beads; metallic threads; Wool plain weave with overlapping warp and weft threads; metal; silk satin weave; silk plain weave; plastic

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White jacket with heavy gold embroidery and dangling epaulettes matching suit. No collar, round neckline with center frotn hook and eye closure. Tailored with sequins and decorative beading with satin stitched gold metallic thread. Beading in orande, turquoise, gold and silver create an abstract swirl design on the lapel, shoulders and cuffs. Shoulder feautures an exterior shoulder pad like design element that is embellished with sewn on beads as well as hanging strands. Textile feautures overlapped warp and weft threads that cover three rows and create a waffle effect. Interior padded shoulders, interfaced lapel, hem, collar and cuffs. INTERIOR LABEL:”OSCAR DE LA RENTA”

Thin strapped off-white top with fitting darts in bust adn wto side seam vents, one on each side. Center back zipper and hook and eye closure. Fully lined in silk plain weave.

White dirndl style, knee length skirt with fitting darts. Center back zipper and hook and eye closure and center back vent. Fully lined in off-white silk.

Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.