Dress

American
early 1970s
Designed by Adele Simpson (American, 1903–1995)


Dimensions

Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.)

Accession Number

2013.260

Medium or Technique

Synthetic and lurex knit, plastic beads

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red and gold-metallic knit long-sleeved maxi dress. High neck with turqoise and gold beads. Turquoise beaded threads create a short ‘fringe’ in the middle of the neckline. Zipper down center back.

Interior label: “ADELE SIMPSON”

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