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Dress (part one of a two-piece ensemble)

Designed by Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), born in 1932)


Center back: 144.8 cm (57 in.)

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; printed

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long white peasant dress with long sleeves. Slit on bottom left. Border around cuffs, neckline, and down center front with geometric purple/orange pattern. Cuffs have two snap closures. Dress covered in geometric pattern with white diamond-shapes and orange/blue/purple/red embroidered dots, resembling the pattern of Mexican or Guatemalan huipils. Interior label: “OSCAR DE LA RENTA BOUTIQUE”


2012, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf