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Woman's dress

Finnish
mid–1960s (fabric designed in 1963)
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: 140.5 cm (55 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1997

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, metal buttons

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Floor-length, sleeveless dress, buttons in back, skirt gathered to raised waist, with hem ruffle, small shaped patch pocket on right side, printed with allover pattern of orange dots on a navy ground (“Petrooli” fabric pattern). Labels in front of neck: marimekko suomi - finland 40 12 / © marimekko oy finland 1963 100% cotton / DR Cambridge New York / [care label]

Provenance

Purchased at Design Research in Cambridge, MA by June and David Wallace, Westport, MA; gift of the Wallaces to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of June and David Wallace