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Dress

English
1973
Designed by John Bates (English, born in 1938), Designed for Jean Varon (active 1960s–1970s)


Dimensions

Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2273

Medium or Technique

Printed polyester plain weave, acetate plain weave lining

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s tea length dress of cream-colored sheer polyester with V-neck, double layer short sleeves, and sea shell images printed on skirt hem. Underdress of cream acetate with spaghetti straps and back zipper closure. Buttons in back.

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