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Woman's dress

Belgian
late 20th–early 21st century
Martin Margiela (Belgian, born in 1957), For Maison Martin Margiela (Belgian, founded 1989)


Dimensions

Center back: 86.4 cm (34 in.)

Accession Number

2011.54

Medium or Technique

Polyester knit; elastic

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Strapless dress made from vintage bathing suits pieced together, in multi-colored dark prints of brown, blue, green and burgandy; labeled:

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with original retail hang tag

Provenance

2011, purchased by the MFA from Resurrection Vintage Clothing, Los Angeles (Accession date: February 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and The Contemporaries