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Woman's dress

American
about 1969


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

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

2009.2263

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.”

Provenance

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