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Woman's dress with scarf/shawl

American
2000s
Designed by Ralph Rucci (American, born in 1957), For Chado Ralph Rucci (American)


Dimensions

Center back (Dress): 87 cm (34 1/4 in.) Length x width (Scarf/Shawl): 124 × 124 cm (48 13/16 × 48 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2017.60.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: silk satin weave; silk plain weave, printed; Scarf/Shawl: silk plain weave, printed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless cocktail dress with rust colored bodice, narrow “spaghetti” straps, and a black chiffon skirt printed with Chinese characters. Raw edge along hem. Zipper and snaps along back left side of dress. Four interior labels: “CHADO/ralph rucci,” “6,” “100% Silk,” and care instructions.

Provenance

By 2010, an anonymous private collector; 2017, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: January 18, 2017)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift