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Dress with sash

about 1975
Designed by John Bates (English, born in 1938), Designed for Jean Varon (active 1960s–1970s)


Dress, Center back: 152.4 cm (60 in.) Sash Length: 1498.6 mm (59 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon, printed

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Maxi-dress with polychrome geometric print; dress has center front buttons, wide lapels and long, full sleeves with cuffs, self-tying sash. Buttons to waist, zipper at waist (front).


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