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Evening dress

Designer:
Valentina (American, born Russia, 1899–1989)
Date:
ca. 1934
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Igor Kamlukin, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.245.1
Not on view
In the era of exposure of the back, Valentina ingeniously created a covered–up look with a single surprise—an adroit erotic charge at center front. Using slicing and suturing at that spot, Valentina gave drama to a dress that is otherwise monastic.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bare Witness," April 2, 1996–August 18, 1996.

Museum of the City of New York. "Valentina: New York Couture and the Cult of Celebrity," February 14, 2009–May 18, 2009.

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