Krizia, Design House (Italian)
Mariuccia Mandelli, Designer (Italian, 1925-2015)

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Innovative contemporary designers, Krizia, Issey Miyake and Mary McFadden experimented extensively with the ancient process of pleating. This pleated dress, made with a glittering metallic textile, softly defines the body’s contours, while the rigid pleats provide an architectural presence.

(Vintage Fashion, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.

Object Information

design house
Krizia (Italian)
Mariuccia Mandelli (Italian, 1925-2015)
creation date
about 1983
metallic cellulose acetate
L: 42 3/4 in. (overall front to hem)
L: 32 11/16 in. (back to hem)
mark descriptions
Inscribed, black on cream ground: Krizia, MADE IN ITALY, 38
Label, woven in red on white ground, attached behind Krizia label: (care instructions) / HATTIE
accession number
credit line
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Ansted, Jr. Art Fund
Textile and Fashion Arts

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