Woman's "victory print" dress

British
1945


Dimensions

Center back: 114.3 x 106.7 cm (45 x 42 in.-waist) Bust 46"

Accession Number

2011.2390

Medium or Technique

Rayon crepe

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Knee-length v-neck print dress with elbow-length sleeves, notched seam at waist and attached self-fabric belt with blue satin lining tying at back; attached self-fabric bows at right and left collar bone; six stitched-down pleats on front and back; black rayon crepe with print of thin vertical white stripes and all-over pattern of flags of the Allies [UK, USA, USSR, France, China, Netherlands, plus Czechoslovakia and Belgium]

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf