Woman's evening ensemble
Object Place: France
Overall: 128.5 cm (50 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain-weave crepe, trimmed with gilded leather
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One piece “harem” dress with sheath-like line and extra divided lengths of the same material turning back at the hemline, simulating the full trousers of the Near East; gathered in at waist with folded self sash crossing over bust to front neck line; sleeveless with deep armscyes trimmed with band of gilded leather appliqué; two long self streamers attached from shoulders to hang down back; worn by Miss Lucy T. Aldrich. b) belt, gathered at center and ends. Size 38.
Label at waist: "Jeanne Lanvin Paris / 15 UNIS-FRANCE 7", stamped: "HIVER 1935-36"; written in ink: "26992"; written on back in ink: "Cabiné" (?).
Worn by Miss Lucy T. Aldrich; Gift to the MFA, Boston Dec 13, 1951.
Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich
Reproduced with permission.