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Evening ensemble

about 1991
Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), born in 1932)


Center back (shirt): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.) Length (skirt): 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold lame and silk double cloth, bugle beads, plastic stones, ropes

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Two piece ensemble of top and skirt of gold lame double cloth patterned with flowers and leaves. Long sleeved shirt with round neckline, zipper back closure; long wraped and draped skirt with deep slit, hip yoke of skirt heavily embroidered with gold metallic rope, pearls, bugle beads and polychrome plastic stones.


Interior label: "Oscar de la Renta" and "Henri Bendel, Fancy"


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