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about 1970
Designed by John Bates (English, born in 1938), Designed for Jean Varon (active 1960s–1970s)


Center back: 137.2 cm (54 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and Lurex, knit.

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Full-length, long-sleeved, black knit dress with inserts of black/silver Lurex woven in zig zag geometric bands at yoke, hem, and sleeve cuffs. Square neckline. Zipper in back and on cuffs.


By 2011, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf