Woman's ensemble in four parts (jumpsuit, tunic, belt, belt)

Italian (Rome)
Designed by La Mendola (Italian)

Object Place: France


Jumpsuit: Length: 132 cm (51 15/16 in.) Tunic: Center back: 137 cm (53 15/16 in.) Belt: Length x width: 166 x 3.5 cm (65 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.) Belt: Length: 77 cm (30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk knit (jersey), printed; metal zipper; silk plain weave (chiffon); metal snaps; sequins; synthetic plain weave

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long sleeved jumpsuit of silk jersey printed with leopard spots in natural brown tones with wide legs and a high neck with small stand collar. Closes at center back with metal zipper and two hooks and eyes at collar. Unlined and unlabelled.

Tabard-style sleeveless overtunic of printed chiffon in design of leopard spots in natural brown tones with high slit on each side almost to armpit. Closes at left proper shoulder with three snaps and one hook and eye and three snaps under left armpit. Two darks at front bust for shape. Lablled at right side seam: “LA MENDOLA / ROMA - TRINITA’ DEL MONTI, 16”

Silk jersey belt or sash printed with design of leopard spots in natural brown tones.

Belt of crepe printed with leopard spots and then embroidered over with multicolored and irridescent sequins. Lined in brown plain weave on reverse. Belt has one straight edge and one bowed out at the top. Closes with one snap and one hook and eye.


Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf