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This three-piece ensemble was inspired by the orientalist styles of the early 1900s. The halter-top dress is wrapped and tied to the side, creating a pointed, asymmetrical hem. The accompanying top has long puffed sleeves and ties on the hips. A turban completes the ensemble.
The metallic yarns, dyed in subtle shades of silver, lavender and blue-green, create a scintillating effect when the outfit is worn.
Elizabeth Wemouth [b. 1943], New York, New York; through (Cora Ginsburg, Inc., Tarrytown, New York); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1986.