Woman's ensemble

French
about 2000
Designed for Hermès (French, 1837–present), Design attributed to Martin Margiela (Belgian, born in 1957)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (blouse): 60.33 cm (23 3/4 in.) Length (pant): 109.22 cm (43 in.); Inseam 33 in.

Accession Number

2008.1488.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen plain weave; Cotton and silk twill weave; plastic; metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short sleeved white and orange collared blouse with seven faux mother of pearl buttons down the center front stamped “Hermes Paris.” White textile is printed with orange paint splatters with a dark blue vertical stripe along placket. The textile is signed just under the last button “Dimitri R.” Unlined, with two woven labels at center back collar “Hermes,” and “Made in France.” A left hip “36,” and “66%cotton/34% linen” reverse reads “Dry clean only.”

White jeans with two pocket at hip and two on seat. Zip fly with a metal button at the top reading “Hermes Paris.” Labels at center back “Hermes Paris,” “Made in France,” “34,” “52% silk/48% cotton” reverse “dry clean only.”

Provenance

Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift