Sundress

American
about 1960
DeWeese Design, Los Angeles, California (American)


Dimensions

Center back: 66 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number

2013.264

Medium or Technique

Rayon plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sundress of printed synthetic fabric, white ground with scraffito design of horses in a landscape in blue and black; Neck front and back edges with white and black double knit piping which extends to form shoulder straps; fitted at he waist with A-line skirt. Low back, elasticized at back. Interior of front has bra cups sewn in with elasticized bottom. Straps are adjustable with metal clips.

Interior label: “DEWEESE DESIGN” “STA-CUP BRA SIZE 13/14”

Provenance

2012, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf