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Woman's dress

probably French
Retailed by Myrbor (French, founded 1922), Possibly designed by Zara Lipska (French (born in Poland)), Possibly designed by Nataliya Sergeevna Goncharova (Russian (worked Russia and France), 1881–1962)

Object Place: probably Paris, France


Center front length: 111.8 cm (44 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread; metallic ribbon binding

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress of black silk satin, embroidered on front and around hips to back with gold and silver metallic threads in geometric, possibly African-inspired design. Straight cut, v-neck front and back bound with metallic ribbon. Tie closure at lower back, back open above, with straight hanging panel from shoulders covering back to hips (not original configuration). Top half of front of dress is lined with black chiffon. Has been altered in back and shortened.


Purchased at resale shop in Lexington, MA by Susan Ward, about 1994; Gift to the MFA, 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris