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Woman's two-part dress

Fall 1971
Designed by Rudi Gernreich (American (born in Austria), 1922–1985), For Harmon Knitwear (Founded 1960)

Object Place: United States


Center Back (dress): 95.3 cm (37 1/2 in.) Overall (belt): 7.6 x 97.8 cm (3 x 38 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool knit and leather

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wool knit dress with scoop neck, bodice and skirt in geometric pattern of trapezoids and triangles, sleeves and bottom of skirt in large square check. Matching wide belt, lined with leather. Dress labeled: “Rudi Gernreich designed for/ Harmon Knitwear/ 12”


Purchased by the MFA from Resurrection, New York City, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange