Dress (part one of a two-piece ensemble)

about 1970
Labeled Jean Varon (active 1960s–1970s), Designed by John Bates (English, born in 1938)


Center back: 142.2 cm (56 in.)

Medium or Technique

Wool and viscose blend twill

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long dress with black and white check bodice and hem; red fulled wool skirt, cuffs, collar and front plaquette; three quarter full sleeves, turned down collar, fitted waist with skirt lightly gathered in. Labeled: “JEAN VARON, MADE IN ENGLAND”


2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf