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Woman's dress

about 1970

Object Place: London, England


Center back: 144.8 cm (57 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.”


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