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Dress

American
Spring 2004
Designed by Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002)


Dimensions

Center back: 130.8 cm (51 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.694

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Multi-color, rainbow stripe pleated silk chiffon evening gown. Boat neckline, and off the shoulder 3/4 length sleeves. pleats of pink, yellow, green, blue, and peach (tightly pleated) extend from waistline to floor into flowing loose pleats. Dress is lined with a sheer beige silk chiffon.

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder