Woman's two-piece cocktail dress

French (Paris)
1949
Designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center front: 101 cm (39 3/4 in.) Center back: 95.9 cm (37 3/4 in.) Costume (Waist): 27 in. (68.6 cm)

Accession Number

1998.43a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta; moiré

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, June 10, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk moiré halter dress with matching collar. Edges of wrap-around skirt and collar accented with deep points. Label: BALENCIAGA.

Provenance

1998, gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch to the MFA. (Accession date: March 18, 1998)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.