Dress

American
1970s
Designed by Alfred Shaheen (1922–2008)


Dimensions

Center back: 138.4 cm (54 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.267

Medium or Technique

Polyester/nylon plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long sleeved pale green full length dress with v-neck. Empire waist with a repeating floral pattern. Sleeves are sheer and covered in a tulip design that also appears on the top of the dress. Cuffs have two fabric-covered buttons. Skirt of sheer fabric with floral pattern is pleated at the waist. Bottom edge of the dress has a floral border in orange and green. Interior label: “ALFRED SHAHEEN: CALIFORNIA HAWAII” “6”

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.