Woman's Evening Ensemble: Jacket, Sleeveless Top, and Long Skirt

Krizia, Italian, founded 1954. Designed by Mariuccia Mandelli (known as Krizia), Italian, 1925 - 2015.

Made in Italy, Europe

Late 1980s - early 1990s

Jacket: Black and gold silk and metallic thread plain weave; Sleeveless Top: Black and gold polyester and rayon knit with metallic thread complementary wefts; Long Skirt: Black and gold cotton, rayon, and metallic thread moiré

Jacket (center back length): 45 1/2 inches (115.6 cm) Top (center back length): 29 1/2 inches (74.9 cm) Skirt (center back length): 41 inches (104.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of David A. Schwartz / Sophy Curson, Inc., 2008

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Mariuccia Mandelli founded her Milanese boutique in 1954, naming it Krizia after a character in Plato’s unfinished dialogue on feminine vanity. Specializing in wearable knitwear and interesting architectural garments of pleated silk, Krizia designs blend the classic and the experimental. This evening ensemble of separates in glamorous gold lamé retains the relaxed fluidity of sportswear. Over a moiré skirt and sleeveless patterned top, the unconstructed coat has wide back panels that overlap but are open down the center, ensuring the shimmering pleated fabric moves gracefully.