Strapless evening gown of black silk gazar with a sheath bodice and full skirt covered with black, light blue, and white tinted feathers, extending into a long train at back. Three layers of zippers at center back. Interior bodice (stamped 2101-30) and four tiered petticoat.


  • Title: Dress (part one of a two-piece ensemble)
  • Creator: Olivier Theyskens
  • Creator Birth Date: 1977
  • Fashion House: Rochas
  • Date Created: 2005
  • Physical Dimensions: Center front: 149.9 cm (59 in.) Center back: 203.2 cm (80 in.) Costume: 32 x 26 1/2 x 31 in. (81.3 x 67.3 x 78.7 cm)
  • Provenance: 2005, created by Olivier Theyskens for the House of Rochas, Paris; March 10, 2010, Rochas sale, Piasa, Paris, lot 90, to Cameron Silver of Decades, Inc., Los Angeles [see note 1]; purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010)
  • Season: Spring / Summer 2005
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Helen and Alice Colburn Fund. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • Medium: Silk plain weave (gazar); tulle; male chicken (Gallus Gallus) feathers

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