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Woman's tuxedo

French
1980s
Designed by Claude Montana (French, born in 1949)


Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 93 cm (36 5/8 in.) Length (pants): 106 cm (41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1049.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool (cashmere), acetate, rayon plain weave

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Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue single breasted tuxedo-style jacket with large lapels lined in blue acetate, long sleeves with draping/articulation at elbows, princess seaming on front with two pockets set on the diagonal lined in synthetic plain weave. One chest pocket on right breast. One covered button closure at center front. Back cut with pointed “tails” and a floating panel at center back.

High-waisted cuffed and pleated tuxedo trousers of black and blue striped wool with stripe of black satin at outer legs. Wide waist band with two satin buttons and zipper closure.

Signed

Interior label (jacket): "MADE IN ITALY / Claude Montana / PARIS" Secondary label below, "BERGDORF / GOODMAN / ON THE PLAZA / NEW YORK" Fabric and care label below.

Interior label (pants): "MADE IN ITALY / Claude Montana / PARIS" Secondary label below, "BERGDORF / GOODMAN / ON THE PLAZA / NEW YORK" Fabric and care label below.

Provenance

1980s, purchased by Lizbeth Krupp, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2012, gift of Krupp to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lizbeth Krupp