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Evening ensemble

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2012.529.1-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Signed

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

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