Woman's ensemble (jacket, skirt)

English
Early 1970s
Designed for Biba (London, active in the late 1960s and 1970s)


Dimensions

Jacket: Center back: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Skirt: Center back: 83 cm (32 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.59.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool knit, cotton velvet

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s ensemble consisting of: green wool knit jacket with herringbone pattern, cut in 1940s-inspired shape with large shoulder pads, and brown velvet cuffs, collar, and two front pocket flaps, inside labels: “BIBA” “10” “940910”; mid-calf length skirt made of same fabric with metal zipper in back and label inside: “BIBA”.

Provenance

2011, purchased on Ebay by Pamela Parmal; 2011, purchased from Parmal by the MFA (Accession date: February 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jane Pappalardo