Costume and Textiles
Woman's Evening Ensemble: Jacket, Sleeveless Top, and Long SkirtMade in Italy, Europe
Late 1980s - early 1990s
Krizia, Italian, founded 1954. Designed by Mariuccia Mandelli (known as Krizia), Italian, born 1933.
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
Currently not on view
2008-164-6a--cGift of David A. Schwartz / Sophy Curson, Inc., 2008
LabelMariuccia 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.