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Woman's ensemble

Autumn-Winter 1972
Designed by Bill Gibb (English, 1943–1988)

Object Place: London, England


Skirt: Center back: 85 cm (33 7/16 in.) Jacket: Center back: 73 cm (28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave with rayon pile; snakeskin appliqué, fur collar.

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Skirt: Long brown, off-white, and white “velvet” skirt trimmed with light brown snakeskin, appliquéd snakeskin lizard above hem, slit on left side. Interior waistband lined in gray silk, one interior label “12.”
Jacket: Brown, off-white, and white “velvet” jacket trimmed with light brown snakeskin, fox fur collar. Three metal buttons at center front. Appliquéd snakeskin lizard on left side. Lined in gray silk, trimmed in brown suede, one interior label at center back: “Bill Gibb/12.”


About 1972, created by designer Bill Gibb in London; June 17, 2009, sold by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund and funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston