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Woman's dress

probably American

Object Place: probably United States


Center back (dress): 127 cm (50 in.) Length x width (belt): 99.1 x 5.1 cm (39 x 2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon crepe with machine hemstitching and applied soutache braid

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress with matching belt of apple-green rayon crepe. Asymmetrical bodice front closure with round covered buttons; front midriff and skirt cut in asymmetrical geometric panels. Side snap placket closure. Full raglan sleeves, cut on bias, machine-hemstitched in grid pattern, with smaller squares filled in with matching soutache braid applied in a meandering pattern. Sleeves end in long fitted cuffs with covered buttons. Belt with panel of applied soutache braid at front; closes with snaps.


Purchased at vintage textile show by Susan Ward, about 1995; Gift to the MFA, 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward