Dress

English
early 1970s
Retailed by Biba (London, active in the late 1960s and 1970s), Designed by Barbara Hulanicki (English, born 1936)


Dimensions

Center back: 130.8 cm (51 1/2 in.) Costume: 34 x 24 1/2 in. (86.4 x 62.2 cm) Center front: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.824

Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black panne velvet dress with sweetheart neckline and small puffed sleeves.
Interior label: “BIBA”

Provenance

May 2012, sold by Vintage-A-Peel, UK to Lauren Whitley, Lawrence, MA; 2012, sold by Lauren Whitley to the MFA. (Accession date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.