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Woman's ensemble in two parts (top, skirt)

Woman's blouse

American
1970s–1980s
Retailed by Bergdorf Goodman (American, founded 1901)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Top: Center back: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.) Skirt: Center back: 69 cm (27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.697.1-2

Medium or Technique

Synthetic plain weave (crepe) with warp patterning, clipped; silk plain weave (crepe), printed and embroidered; silk satin weave, embroidered; synthetic plain weave; synthetic damask; elastic

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long sleeved collarless blouse of sheer black fabric patterned with foliate design and trimmed around placket with orange silk satin printed with a design of chrysanthemums and reembroidered in gold metallic thread; also trimmed at cuffs with Chinese silk satin, embroidered in polychrome design and tightly pleated. Rows of topstitching adorn the top yolk on front and back. Sleeves are pleated along entire length. Interior attached shoulder pads; unlined. Trimmed at collar and hem with silk plain weave. Closes at center front with 7 black plastic buttons. Labelled at left side seam: “BERGDORF / GOODMAN / ON THE PLAZA - NEW YORK” Space on label for name, date, and style number with now illegible writing in ink (name was “SHARF”).

Skirt of black patterned damask with heat-set pleats in straight and chevron pattern, wide elastic wasitband and center front panel of Japanese printed crepe in chrysanthemum pattern embroidered with gold metallic threads matching blouse. Unlined and unlabelled.

Provenance

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