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Dress

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


Dimensions

Center back: 137.2 cm (54 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2270

Medium or Technique

Wool and Lurex, knit.

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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