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Woman's dress

Finnish
1965
Designed by Annika Rimala (Finnish, born in 1936), For Marimekko (Finnish, founded 1951)


Object Place: Finland

Dimensions

L (center front): 86.36 cm (34 in.)

Accession Number

2000.787

Medium or Technique

Screen-printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless mini-dress of screen-printed cotton, in overall pattern of irregular yellow dots on orange ground (pattern title: “Petrol”). Slightly a-line shape, with high waist seam rising to point at center front and center back. Armholes cut away, giving effect of neck yoke. Closes at center front with plastic zipper with painted metal pull. Labels: “Marimekko® Suomi-Finland 42 14”; “D/R Cambridge New York San Francisco” (Design Research); “©Marimekko Oy Finland 1965 100% cotton”

Provenance

Purchased by original owner at Design Research, Cambridge, MA, about 1965; Purchased by Randee Laikind, Shelburne Falls, MA, about 1999; Purchased via internet auction by Susan Ward, 2000; Purchased by the MFA, June 21, 2000

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund