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Woman's dress

Finnish
about 1964
Designed by Annika Rimala (Finnish, born in 1936), For Marimekko (Finnish, founded 1951), Retailed by Design Research (American, 1953-1978)


Object Place: Finland

Dimensions

Center back: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.) Center front: 81.3 cm (32 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2282

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, synthetic interfacing

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless A-line dress of printed cotton, bright pink ground with all-over lavender floral motif (fabric pattern title: “Hedelmäkori”); drop waist, gathered skirt with three horizontal tucks making a tiered effect (skirt stiffened at top with interfacing). Labeled: “Marimekko”; “Marimekko Finland 100% cotton”; “© 1964 Marimekko Oy”; “DR Cambridge, New York”

Provenance

Purchased at a retail store on 8th Avenue in the West Village, New York City, about 1964; 2004 Year-End Gift to the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Suzanne King