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Dress with matching jacket

about 1955
Hardy Amies (English, 1909–2003)

Object Place: London, England


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed silk twill and cotton velvet

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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


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.