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Designed by Main Rousseau Bocher, known as Mainbocher (American (active in France), 1891–1976)


Center front x bust x waist x hips: 60 x 32 x 24 x 33 in. (152.4 x 81.3 x 61 x 83.8 cm) Center back: 70 in. (177.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

lame, silk plain weave (charmeuse)

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Floral gold lame bias cut evening gown. Dress constructed in a combination of panels and pieces hand sewn together on the bias. Fabric in muted colors of gold, bronze, peach, green, and silver. In lieu of a lining the lame is double faced with interior fabric identical to lame pattern but made of colorful silk charmeuse. Dress is cut shorter in the front and has a fantail back. Custom made, numbered, .

Numbered: “18 984”


About 1990, Marilyn Glass, Los Angeles, CA; 2012, sold by Glass to the MFA. (Accession date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in honor of Alexandra B. Huff