Woman's dress

American
1965–70
Designed by Rudi Gernreich (American (born in Austria), 1922–1985), Designed for Harmon Knitwear (Founded 1960)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: 140 cm (55 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2349

Medium or Technique

Polyester and wool knit; appliqué; metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long black dress with large floral and circular appliquéd motifs in bright colors such as purple, pink, green, white, green and tan on the skirt (skirt and appliqués of wool knit). Short sleeved bodice of polyester knit with funnel neckline. Zipper down center back. Unlined with three interior labels on right side “Dry Clean Only,” “Rudi Gernreich/designed for Harmon Knitwear,” and “Top 100% Polyester/Skirt 100% Wool.”

Provenance

February 12, 2009, purchased at internet auction by Susan Ward, Lexington, MA; Purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May