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Dress

American
about 1954
Design attributed to Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002), Designed for Anna Miller (American)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 97.8 cm (38 1/2 in.) Length (belt): 208.3 cm (82 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5480.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: linen plain weave; printed; metal Belt: linen plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Strapless white linen dress printed with pattern of large-scale pink cabbage roses. Zipper along right side. Interior boning and white waistband with two hook and eye closures. Unlined.

Pink belt

Provenance

Before 1995, purchased by Marilyn M. Maxwell, Cincinnati, OH; 1995, gift to her son, Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr.; 2009, year-end gift of Maxwell to the MFA .(Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother, Marilyn M. Maxwell