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Woman's ensemble

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


Blouse: Center back: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.) Skirt: Center back: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Blouse: Printed rayon plain weave, with machine lace, and printed silk ribbon Skirt: Silk and cotton plain weave, printed; machine lace; elastic

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Blouse: Woman’s blouse made in a pieced patchework pattern with five different printed sheer fabrics (green stripe, blue/purple floral, white with blue/black flower, orange abstract, and white with small green flowers). Squared neck yoke, full sleeves with elastic cuffs, and cream lace bands down front and back. Seams covered with orange silk ribbon with two buttons at center front and self-belt. Interior label “Koos van den Akker/New York/den haag.”
Skirt: Layered skirt formed with an underskirt of white cotton printed with narrow stripes, and a sheer white overskirt patterned with small green floral motif, lace at elastic waistband, and two pockets. Three interior labels “Koos van den Akker/New York/den haag,” “XS” and care instructions.


August 27, 2009, purchased by Pamela Parmal of Providence, RI from Nikki Eve boutique, 17 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, NY; purchased from Parmal by the MFA (Accession date: October 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection and donated by the Textile & Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Reproduced with permission.