dress

 
Designer
Creation date
Materials
acetate knit
Mark Descriptions
label: Alaia / Paris label: Made in Italy
Dimensions
L: 67 1/4 in. (back neck to hem)
Credit line
Deaccessioned Textiles Fund, purchased with funds provided by Marian M. Pettengill
Accession number
2011.16
Collection
Not Currently On View

This garment, a great example of Alaïa’s precise tailoring and immaculate construction, has a fluid drape when placed on the body. The “mermaid” silhouette demonstrates Alaïa’s interest in representation of the ideal female form in figure-revealing stretchy, clinging knit fabrics.

(Beverley Birks, New York, New York); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2011.
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