Black sleeveless, A-line dress with V-neckline cut to the navel and covered with attached horizontal chrome plates (creating a trompe l'oeil "necklace"); center back zip and labeled: "Pierre Cardin Paris, New York"


  • Title: Woman's dress
  • Creator: Pierre Cardin
  • Creator Birth Date: 1922
  • Date Created: 1969
  • Physical Dimensions: Center back: 94 cm (37 in.)
  • Provenance: 2005, purchased from Resurrection, New York City, by the MFA
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Alice M. Bartlett Fund and Benjamin Pierce Cheney Fund. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • Medium: Wool plain weave (crepe) and chrome; synthetic silk plain weave lining

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