Cocktail dress

American
about 1965
Designed by Mr. John (New York, NY, about 1948–1993)


Dimensions

Center back: 81.3 cm (32 in.)

Accession Number

2013.262

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon); synthetic plain weave lining; silk flower

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short orange sleeveless dress of chiffon over taffeta; round neck; full skirt gathered into fitted waist. V-back with pleats and large orange silk flower at waist with orange petals and green leaf. Zipper down center back.

Interior label: “MR JOHN YOUNG ELEGANTS”

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