Woman's ensemble in three parts (tunic, pants, belt)

Designed by Jacques Tiffeau (French (worked in America), 1927–1988)

Object Place: France


Tunic: Center back: 73 cm (28 3/4 in.) Pants: Length: 94.3 cm (37 1/8 in.) Belt: Length: 222.9 cm (87 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, machine knit; synthetic (rayon?) plain weave; plastic zipper

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long sleeved knit tunic top in geometric pattern of purple and white overlapping circles with crew neck and zipper at center back. Lined in purple synthetic plain weave. Labelled at back neck: “Jacques Tiffau”

Wool knit pants in pattern of purple and white overlapping circles with rise at natural waist, front fly with zipper and bar closure at waistband. Lined in purple synthetic plain weave.

Purple suede belt with goldtone grommets at each end suspending long suede fringe of the same purple suede.


Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf