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Woman's evening dress

about 1960
Jean Dessès (French, born in Egypt, 1904-1970)

Object Place: Paris, France


126 cm (49 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: CF: 50 1/2 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk chiffon

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Strapless yellow silk completely covered with yellow silk chiffon gathered at bust and around right side to left center back; full on left side over shoulder and down back covering gathering from left side to left center back. Foundation in bodice, pads at bust. Zipper closure with snap and hook and eye at center back. Label inside: “Jean Dessès, 12 Champs-Elysées. Paris.”

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Claus von Bülow