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Leather suit in two parts

English for American market
about 1974
Designed by John Bates (English, born in 1938), Retailed by Neiman Marcus Trophy Room


Center back (jacket): 83.8 cm (33 in.) Length (pants): 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather, stitched

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s A-line leather jacket (part of a suit) with narrow pin tucks on wide sleeves, Peter Pan collar, and front button closure. Flared leather trousers detailed with all over narrow pin tucks. Front pockets.


Interior label: John Bates London.


By 2011, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf