Woman's ensemble (dress and belt)

English
1988
Designed by Gnyuki Torimaru (Japanese, worked in England, born in 1937)


Dimensions

Dress: Center back: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.) Belt: Length: 73.7 cm (29 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1454.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: Plain weave polyester with heat set pleats Belt: PVC

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Short cocktail dress of black pleated polyester. Straight front with panel inset at upper bodice and extended over the shoulders to create bat-wing effect. Deep-V back. Zipper back closure.
Interior dress label:
“GNYUKI
TORIMARU
LONDON
MADE IN ENGLAND”

Worn with black “toning” belt, wider at the middle coming to points at center front top and bottom. Back closure.

Provenance

By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London, UK; purchased from Verrinder by Mr. Frederic Sharf; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Copyright

Copyright of Gnyuki Torimaru.