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Woman's dress

English
about 1970


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Center back: 144.8 cm (57 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1041

Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long, fitted dress made of sheer silk crepe, printed with a graphic floral pattern in orange, black, and aqua blue, with tie closure and long v-shaped fabric layer over bodice. Long floor-length skirt, and trailing, flared sleeves. Metal hook and zipper at center back. Interior is unlined with two tags along zipper, black woven label with gold letters “Lee Bender at/Bus Stop/London,” and white with black letters “Hand wash only/Size 10/ Made in England.”

Provenance

London art market; purchased by Karen Taqi; acquired by Archive Vintage, Houston, Texas; 2008, sold by Archive Vintage to MFA. (Accession Date: October 22, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society