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Dress

French
1980s
Designed by House of Givenchy (French, founded 1952)


Dimensions

Costume (Bust/Waist): 31 1/2 x 31 in. (80 x 78.7 cm) Center front: 124.5 cm (49 in.) Center back: 116.8 cm (46 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1520

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Strapless dress with large ruffle around bust; sculpted bodice inside center front and zipper down center back with hook and eye closure at back. Large handpainted flowers in blue, green, orange. White interior label: “GIVENCHY MADE IN FRANCE” with handwritten dimensions, care instructions, etc

Provenance

1980s, sold by Givenchy Boutique, New York, NY to Judith Eissner, Marblehead, MA; 2012, year-end gift of Judith Eissner to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Pick and Bruce A. Eissner