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Dress

American
Designed by Donna Karan (American, born in 1948)


Dimensions

Center back: 144.8 cm (57 in.)

Accession Number

2013.699

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black draped and wrapped silk jersey evening dress. Plunging neckine, no sleeves; thick straps gather and wrap around towards the center back of the dress. Elastic at the waist. Dress is lined with sheer black silk.

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