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about 1948
Designed by Irene (American, 1907–1962)

Object Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.


137 cm (53 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk crepe and chiffon

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Evening dress. Silk. Bodice of beige chiffon and black crepe covered by black chiffon; rounded neckline to 5 covered button closures at top back; blac crepe bands at armholes; slightly dropped and rounded waist; black crepe skirt with rounded hem; blac chiffon drape gathered at front waist depending around lower skirt; zipper closure at lower back. Label: “Irene, The French Shops- Filene’s Boston.” L.A.


About 1948, purchased from Filene's French Shops by Harriet Wilinsky Goodman; Gift to the MFA December 10, 1980.

Credit Line

Gift of Harriet Wilinsky Goodman