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Woman's dress


Object Place: United States


Center back: 104 cm (40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (chiffon) appliqued with cotton plain weave and plastic sequins; synthetic net, silk satin ribbon.

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s evening dress features a black silk bodice paired with a long white chiffon skirt. Bodice has empire waistline, V-neckline, and large puffed sleeves appliqued with random pattern of white leaves and sequins. Wide black satin ribbon at waist, zipper at back. Skirt made up of four layers of white chiffon.

Three interior labels read:
“Rubin Panis”
“Sarah Fredericks”
“Dry Clean Only. Do not use petroleum solvents or the coin operated method of dry cleaning.”


By 1990, purchased by Mary Philopolous, Canton MA; 2010, gift of Mary Philopolous to MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Philopoulos