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Evening dress

French
about 1990


Dimensions

Center back: 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.528

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon), applique with beads, sequins and gold-metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short evening dress of purple shot silk (fuchsia warp and black weft), fitted dropped bodice covered with horizontally pleated silk, layered skit; halter top, neck strap covered with vine applique embroidered with gold beads, gold sequins, and gold-metallic thread. Applique placed along bodice center front and around hips; zipper back closure with buttons at skirt back. Labeled: “Karl Lagerfeld, made in France.”

Provenance

About August 1991, sold by Henri Bendel, New York to Lorraine Bressler, Weston, MA; 2012, gift of Lorraine Bressler to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lorraine Bressler