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Dress (part one of a two-piece ensemble)

American
1970s
Designed by Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), born in 1932)


Dimensions

Center back: 144.8 cm (57 in.)

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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”

Provenance

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