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Woman's tuxedo

Designed by Oscar de la Renta (American (born in the Dominican Republic), July 22, 1932)


Center back (jacket): 53.3 cm (21 in.) Center back (pants): 78.7 cm (31 in.) Center back (scarf): 214.6 cm (84 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Synthetic velvet and silk satin, silk satin lining, with faux pearl and rhinestone jewel (jacket). Wool plain weave and silk satin, lined with synthetic plain weave (pants). Silk satin (scarf).

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black long sleeve velvet jacket with a plunging V neckline, a small satin bow with a rhinestone and faux pearl brooch, five satin covered buttons, and satin pocket flaps. Labeled: “Oscar de la Renta/ Made in USA/ 8/ Neiman Marcus”. Black flat front pants with satin ribbon along the side of each leg. Labeled: “Oscar de la Renta/ Made in USA/ 8”. Long black silk satin scarf.


Purchased by donor at Neiman Marcus in the 1990s. Gift to MFA December 13, 2006

Credit Line

Gift of Julia Anderson Frankel