Day ensemble

Designed by Koos van den Akker (American (born in Netherlands, 1939))


Center back (shirt): 45.7 cm (18 in.) Center back (camel skirt): 68.6 cm (27 in.) Center back (gray skirt): 73.7 cm (29 in.)

Accession Number


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Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Longsleeved turtleneck shirt. Very long neck so bunches up a lot at the neck. Covered in geometric pattern made up of muted browns, blues, beiges.

Camel wrap skirt with blue floral trim. Sewn on concentric circles in a variety of fabrics (one of which matches the geometric pattern on the shirt). Gray lining.

Gray pleated skirt with attached wrap belt made of black floral fabric. Red triangle points downward from waistband (material matches shirt) and triangle decal sewn onto skirt by each hip. Zipper in back with hook/eye clips at waistband.


Interior label (shirt): "KOOS VAN DER AKKER. NEW YORK DEN HAAG. S"


By 2011, acquired by Nancy T. Lerner; 2012, gift of Lerner to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy T. Lerner in memory of Steven L. Lerner