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Top, Skirt and Halter Top

about 1995
Designed by Bill Blass, Inc. (American, founded 1970)


Center back (Top): 40.6 cm (16 in.) Center back (Skirt): 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.) Center back (Halter top): 61 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Top: silk plain weave (chiffon) printed, faux snakeskin, feathers; Skirt: Faux snakeskin lined with silk plain weave; Halter Top: silk plain weave (chiffon) printed and embroidered with sequins and glass beads

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Ensemble that includes pink silk top with boatneck and graphic snakeskin print on top, cap sleeves, faux snake skin peplum, trimmed at waist with feathers; faux snakeskin skirt printed with shades of mauve; and silk halter top printed with snake skin pattern in shades of mauve, embroidered with crystal beads and sequins


Label: Bill Blass, size 8


Early to mid 1980s-early 2000s, sold or gifted by Roy Halston Frowick or Christian Dior to Jacqueline Parker Togut, New York; 2016, gift of Jacqueline Parker Togut to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Jacqueline Parker Togut