Dress

Designed by House of Chloé (French, founded 1952)


Dimensions

Center back: 145.4 cm (57 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2013.709

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ivory and black silk evening dress with rhinestones. Bodice is ivory, with white rhinestones and silver sequins. Band collar ,with silver sequins, that fastens in the back with three small clasps. Balloon sleeve (3/4 length) that gathers at the arm hole and lower edge of the sleeve. Shoulders are padded. Sequins are heavily condensed around the neckline and become less condensed away from the neckline. The skirt of the dress is straight with a vertical slit at the back (approximately 9 in. in length). An invisible zipper extends from the base of the neck past the waistline.

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

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.