Woman's dress

American
1970–75
Designed by Koos van den Akker (American (born in Netherlands, 1939))


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2010.297

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed; silk or synthetic plain weave with embroidery; lace; silk or synthetic plain weave with continuous patterning wefts; elastic

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long brown printed cotton dress with tie at center front. Bodice is patterned with rows of leaks and garlic. Central half-circle shaped panel with rows of printed cottons and silk, with ikat and floral motifs. Tree tiered skirt with blue, white, and brown printed cottons with floral patterning, trimmed with black lace. Unlined with one interior label: “Koos Van Akker/New York/den haag.”

Provenance

Carol R. Weitzner, New York City; by inheritance to her daughter, Cherie Acierno, New York City; gift of Acierno to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Cherie Acierno in honor of Carol Weitzner

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.