Woman's ensemble

about 1970

Object Place: Milan, Italy


Center front (shirt): 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.) Center back (shirt): 64.8 cm (25 1/2 in.) Costume (shirt): 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.) Center front (vest): 27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.) Center back (vest): 44.1 cm (17 3/8 in.) Costume (vest): 190.2 x 179.1 cm (74 7/8 x 70 1/2 in.) Center front (skirt): 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 107.3 cm (42 1/4 in.) Costume (skirt): 64.8 x 90.8 cm (25 1/2 x 35 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Machine-knit, synthetic yarns

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s ensemble consisting of a red semi-sheer knit long-sleeved blouse with placket opening and falling revers collar; scoop-neck vest and skirt in all-over knitted pattern with background of waving purple and red stripes, and green, black and red concentric circles in foreground. Vest and skirt cut on cross grain of knitted fabric; vest has red knit binding at edges and skirt has red acetate(?) knit lining, red grosgrain ribbon inside waistband, side zipper. Labels: “Missoni,” “made in Italy for Filene’s,” “40.” Original paper hang-tag attached to Missoni label of skirt.


Purchased at Filene's French Shops, Boston, by Elizabeth B. Johnson; Gift to the MFA, September 25, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth B. Johnson


© Missoni