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Evening ensemble

Designer:
Emanuel Ungaro (French, born 1933)
Date:
1990–92
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Anne H. Bass, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.345.15a–c
Not on view
Current notions of classical dress are surprising in the breadth of their parameters. They are based in part on the original variations and manipulations of the antique models, the attributes accrued to it over time by artistic convention, and the twentieth-century adaptation of ancient methods to modern forms. That the dress of people two-and-a-half millennia in the past can imbue a design of today with the aura of myth and timeless beauty suggests that the classical mode, like Penelope's weaving, is continuous and without end.
Marking: [label] "Emmanuel Ungaro/Couture/Paris"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Goddess: The Classical Mode," May 1, 2003–August 3, 2003.

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