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Woman's "Utility" dress

Blue/grey wool shirtwaist dress with double patch pocket at proper left breast and self-fabric belt, plastic buttons. Labeled: "Berketex, Bond St. London, designed by Norman Hartnell"


By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London, UK; purchased from Verrinder by Mr. Frederic Sharf; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

English, about 1942

Place of Origin

United Kingdom


Center back: 101.6 cm (40 in.) Center front X (Circumference (Waist Measurement)): 94.9 x 78.7 cm (37 3/8 x 31 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave, fulled


Textiles and Fashion Arts