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Woman's sweater

American
1980s
Designed by Bob Mackie (American, born in 1940)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Center back: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2010.696

Medium or Technique

Wool, angora and nylon blend, knitted

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black wool knit long sleeved cardigan-style sweater with pink, red, purple, yellow, blue and green stripes along collar and down either side of center front opening, and along the lower sleeves. Sleeves are slightly puffed at shoulders with interior shoulder pads. Intarsia design of a large hand with geometric symbols at center back. Labelled at center back neck: “Bob Mackie Knits / L” Fabric content label below: “90% Wool / 8% Angora / 2% Nylon / Professionally / Dry Clean Only / Made in Hong Kong”

Provenance

Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf