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Dress

American
2002
Designed by Ralph Rucci (American, born in 1957), For Chado Ralph Rucci (American)


Dimensions

Center back: 98.1 cm (38 5/8 in.) Center front: 91.4 cm (36 in.) Costume (Bust/Waist/Hips): 34 1/2 x 31 3/4 x 39 1/2 in. (87.6 x 80.6 x 100.3 cm)

Accession Number

2012.1493

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, silk satin; quilted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White knee-length dress with short-sleeves and round neckline. Seam down center front. Band of quilted silk satin inserted at mid-thigh, patterned with abstract decorative stitching. Center front zipper and hook/eye closure. No interior label.

Provenance

2002, purchased by Catherine McCormick Blair, New York; 2012, year-end gift of Blair to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William McCormick Blair Jr.