Woman's ensemble

Autumn/Winter 2002–2003
Designed by Helmut Lang (Austrian, born in 1956)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back (jacket): 66 cm (26 in.) Length x width (bag): 25.4 x 7 cm (10 x 2 3/4 in.) Length (shoes): 27.9 cm (11 in.) Length (shawl): 113 cm (44 1/2 in.) Length (pants): 110 cm (43 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; silk satin weave; plastic

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short black silk and wool tuxedo jacket with one button and peak lapel. Interior lined in black silk with one pocket with button closure and two labels: “HELMUT LANG” and “Made/in Italy.”

Small rectangular red plastic and leather bag with a short leather strap with attached red tag embossed in silver “HBN090 K9D.” Interior marked: “HELMUT LANG/Made in Italy.”

Black suede pump, crossed at center front, leather interior embossed “HELMUT LANG” “Made in Italy.” Sole marked “Made in Italy/Vero Cuoio/40.”

White hooded “shawl,” slit down center front, lined with crinoline at hem. Reverse has narrow cotton band with wide hook and eye closure at neck and elastic waistband with similar closure. Label along interior waistband: “HELMUT LANG.”

Low waist boot cut tuxedo pant.


Before 2009, in collection of hl-art, LLC; gift of hl-art to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist