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Woman's ensemble

Skirt: Long brown, off-white, and white "velvet" skirt trimmed with light brown snakeskin, appliquéd snakeskin lizard above hem, slit on left side. Interior waistband lined in gray silk, one interior label "12." Jacket: Brown, off-white, and white "velvet" jacket trimmed with light brown...

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About 1972, created by designer Bill Gibb in London; June 17, 2009, sold by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund and funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

English, Autumn-Winter 1972

Object Place

London, England


Skirt: Center back: 85 cm (33 7/16 in.) Jacket: Center back: 73 cm (28 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave with rayon pile; snakeskin appliqué, fur collar.


Textiles and Fashion Arts