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Woman's evening dress

French (Paris)
About 1914
Designed for Maison Agnès (French, 1898-1952)

Object Place: Paris, France


Center front length: 119.5 cm (47 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, silver lamé, net and lace, embroidered and appliquéd with taffeta, metallic thread, rhinestones, and glass beads

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Evening dress with high waist, slightly bloused bodice, skirt with fullness distributed evenly all around, foundation of silver cloth. Upper part of bodice and short plain sleeves of blue, gray, and white silk net, lower part of bodice covered with silver lace, overskirt of blue-gray silk net, front and back panels of blue and silver lace. Appliquéd roses made of blue shot taffeta, silver metal cloth, rhinestones, and silver bugle beads on skirt panels and around waist; bodice lined with white silk, skirt lined with pink silk. On inside waist band, woven label: Mme. Havet Mon Agnès 7 Rue Auber.


Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton, to MFA 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton