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Fall 1998
Designed by Alexander McQueen CBE (English,1969–2010)


Center back: 162.6 cm (64 in.) Center front: 160 cm (63 in.) Costume (Bust X Waist X Hips): 37 1/2 × 31 × 38 in. (95.3 × 78.7 × 96.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool twill

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Light herringbone wool dress in a 30s inspired style. Bias cut dress with modified funnel neckline; structured bodice with cap sleeves; side zipper closure and button down front. Inverted V panel at back and side zipper closure. Dress from McQueen’s “Joan” collection, fall 1998.


Before 2012, purchased by Marilyn Glass, Los Angeles, CA; 2012, gift of Marilyn Glass to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

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