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Evening Jacket

circa 1980s

Mary McFadden (US, 1973 - present)

A luxurious fabric, as seen in this silk encrusted with beads, crystals and faux pearls, is but one characteristic attribute that characterizes haute couture garments. Here, each decorative element is individually hand-sewn onto the silk making its construction costly and time-consuming; yet the end results are very unique.

silk, crystal beads, crystal rhinestones, faux pearls

Gift of Nancy Hariton Gewirz 2004.93.6

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