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Gown, Obi, And Turban

This is a Gown, obi, and turban. It was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated Spring Collection 2016. Its medium is striped silk chiffon, sequins, glass stones, cabochons, seed bead embroidery and silk embroidery, silk knit. It is a part of the department.


This brilliantly colored ensemble was worn by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned to the opening ceremony of the 22nd Fez Festival of World Sacred Music in 2016. On the runway, the chartreuse robe was worn under a form-hugging, zip-front halter dress, here modified to a wide obi-style sash.

It is credited Courtesy of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned, private collection.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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