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Dress

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


Dimensions

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

2012.1038

Medium or Technique

Wool twill

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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