Woman's dress

American (New York, New York)
about 1980
Designed by Koos van den Akker (American (born in Netherlands, 1939))

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Overall (top): 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.) Other (skirt): 76.8 cm (30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, polyester, Silk; cotton, polyester, silk; machine knit

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rose-colored two-piece knit dress.

Top of loose stocking net, dolman sleeve, exaggerated turtleneck trimmed at both ends with braided knit. Lace ruffle attached at neck, high waist with braided wrap belt.

Two-tiered skirt of machine-knit rayon patterned with mock cables. Skirt gathered to elastic waistband.
Label: “Koos van den Akker New York den haag”
Condition: good; small stain at skirt center front


Purchased by owner in 1980 in New York City

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch


Reproduced with permission.