Marjorie S. Deane, both the donor and wearer of this dress, lived in New York City. She was the Chairman of Tobe Associates, an organization that published, a fashion forecasting journal for the fashion industry. At the time she wore this dress, Oscar de la Renta was the designer for the manufacturer. In 1967 he purchased the firm and began designing under his own name. The dress was worn in New York City. It was exhibited in Suiting Everyone: The Democratization of Clothing in America from 1974 to 1979.