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Woman's dress

about 1969
Designed by Annika Rimala (Finnish, born in 1936), For Marimekko (Finnish, founded 1951), Retailed by Design Research (American, 1953-1978)

Object Place: Finland


Center back (dress): 88.5 cm (34 13/16 in.) Overall (belt): 131 x 3 cm (51 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton velveteen, silk plain-weave lining, metal and nylon zipper

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Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short-sleeved dress with drop waist, flared skirt, printed with pattern of large purple flowers on a pinkish-red ground. Matching self-fabric belt. Black silk plain-weave lining, nylon back zipper with metal pull. Labelled: marimekko suomi - finland 38 10 / © 1969 marimekko oy finland 100% cotton / DR Cambridge New York San Francisco


Before 2008, gift to Margaret Gilligan and Andrew Wallace, Lynnfield, MA; gift of Gilligan and Wallace to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Gilligan and Andrew Wallace