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Dress with matching scarf

American
1980s
Designed by Bill Blass (American, 1922–2002)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 97.8 cm (38 1/2 in.) Length (scarf): 88.9 cm (35 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5437.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: wool twill; rayon (?) plain weave; metal; plastic Scarf: wool twill

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red, black, and gold lattice patterned short, long sleeve dress with two patch pockets and short pleated skirt. Zipper at center back. Interior lined in red with three interior labels: “Bill Blass/Made in USA/of imported fabric,” “12,” ILGWU (International Ladies Garment Workers Union) label, and care instructions.

Gold, black, and red scarf with lattice patterning

Provenance

About 2007, purchased by Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, Stanford, CT in Greenwich, CT thrift shop; 2009, year-end gift of Fowler to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler