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Belted dress

about 1982
Designed by Kenzo Takada, known as Kenzo (Japanese (active in France), born in 1940)

Object Place: Paris, France


Center back (dress): 111.8 cm (44 in.); Overall(belt): 203.2 x 7.6 cm (80 x 3 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and printed cotton twill and plain weave; cotton satin weave (sateen)

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress of red wool and cotton blend twill weave printed with paisley design with stand-up, ruffled collar and three-button closure at center front; long sleeves lightly gathered at yoke; low drop waist and gathered, tiered skirt. Collar, cuffs, and hem made of solid red wool plain weave fabric, backed with green wool plain weave, and piped with blue wool plain weave. Labeled: “Kenzo Paris”


Purchased from Kenzo, Paris, 1982; Gift to the MFA, June 22, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Judith and Charles Fox in honor of Patricia Loiko