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Shift dress

Spring 2009
Designed by Akris (Swiss, founded in 1922)


Center back: 90.2 cm (35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Soft-toned multi-colored sequined shift dress, with short sleeves. Dominant colors are green, yellow, and pink. Nude layer of tulle visible at bottom, and panel inserted in the back. Silk lining.


Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder