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Woman's dress

early 1970s
Designed by Rae Spencer-Cullen (British), Designed for Miss Mouse (English (London), founded 1970s)

Object Place: London, England


Center back: 115.7 cm (45 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, printed

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Retro 1940s-inspired, long-sleeved black cotton dress printed with a repeating allover pattern of male and female figures in 18th-century dress. Stand up collar lined with green and white polka dot fabric, extending to long ties at neck,with six covered buttons down center front. Bodice has wide slightly-peaked waistband of contrasting green and white polka dot fabric, extending into ties at center back. Sleeve cuffs trimmed with same light green and white polka dot fabric. Zipper at center back.

One interior label “From Rae with Love/& Kisses X X X/Miss Mouse.”


November 7, 2009, purchased from vintage boutique in London by Frederic A. Sharf; gift of Sharf and his wife Jean to the MFA (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf