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Dress

American
1965–75
Mollie Parnis (American, 1902–1992)


Dimensions

Center front: 94 cm (37 in.) Center back: 99.1 cm (39 in.) Other (bust): 32 in. (81.3 cm) Other (waist): 36 in. (91.4 cm) Other (hips): 40 in. (101.6 cm)

Accession Number

2013.199

Medium or Technique

Cotton matelasse, printed; satin ribbon, synthetic plain weave lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Mid-calf length dress with short sleeves, empire waist, and round neckline; quilted cotton fabric with pink, orange, turquoise, red large-scale floral pattern on black ground; black satin ribbon hem and self-tie belt at empire waist; acetate lining.

Signed

"Mollie Parnis Boutique New York" label; "Size 8" label at side seam.

Provenance

2012, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut 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