Evening dress

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


Dimensions

Center back: 127 cm (50 in.)

Accession Number

2013.242

Medium or Technique

Polyester plain weave (chiffon)

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream-colored, high-necked dress with ruffle at top made up of peach, lemon and cream colored horizontal bands. Matching-colored borders at bottom of dress. Zipper down center back with hook and eye closure. Interior label: “JOHN VARON.”

Provenance

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