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Dress with matching jacket

English
about 1955
Hardy Amies (English, 1909–2003)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 50.2 cm (19 3/4 in.) Center back (dress): 91.4 cm (36 in.)

Accession Number

2012.538.1-2

Medium or Technique

Printed silk twill and cotton velvet

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Matching dress and jacket ensemble of white silk foulard printed with small green roses to resemble chine silk. Sleeveless dress with small cap, v-neck front and back, fitted along the princess sleeve, skirt fullness made with box pleats, zipper back closure; matching fitted “New Look” jacket with padded hips, 3/4 sleeves, self-fabric buttons, and green velvet collar.

Signed

Interior label (jacket): "Hardy Amies, 14, Saville Row, London, W.1., Made in England"

Provenance

2012, purchased by Pamela Parmal, Providence, RI on eBay; 2012, gift of Parmal to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William C. Van Siclen, Jr.