Caftan

American
about 1970
Designed by Adolfo, Inc. (American), Designed for Saks Fifth Avenue (American, founded 1898)


Dimensions

Center back: 137.2 cm (54 in.)

Accession Number

2013.269

Medium or Technique

Silk and wool? plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long beige sleeveless caftan with blue, yellow, and pink stripes. Self-fabric string belt sewn onto both sides of the dress near the waist and ties in the front. High, round neckline has sewn-on gold ribbon trim that extends down from the neckline past the waist - forming a henley collar with metal-buttons down the center front of the dress. Interior label: “ADOLFO AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE”

Provenance

2012, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.