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Woman's dress

about 1969

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back: 132.1 cm (52 in.) Center front: 115.6 cm (45 1/2 in.) Costume: 34 x 33 1/2 in. (86.4 x 85.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long brown dress printed with orange and green bouquets. Fitted bodice and long sleeves with scoop neckline and 10 covered buttons down the center front (5 have been replaced with snaps) and full, three-tiered skirt. Two interior woven labels read: “9” and “Designed/by/Betsey Johnson/for/Paraphernalia.”


December 8, 2008, purchased by William DeGregorio, Allston, MA from online auction (eBay 160302360676); gift of DeGregorio to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of William DeGregorio