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about 1972
Designed by Bill Gibb (English, 1943–1988)

Object Place: United Kingdom


Center back: 142.2 cm (56 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed rayon satin

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s long wrap-front dress of satin, printed with a dense pattern of sea shells in pink, green, black, and white. Puffed Leg-o-mutton sleeves gathered into extended cuffs with five button closures. Black/white piping on all edges.


By 2011, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf