Woman's "Utility" dress

Norman Hartnell1942

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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"

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  • Title: Woman's "Utility" dress
  • Creator: Norman Hartnell
  • Creator Birth Date: 1901
  • Creator Death Date: 1979
  • Manufacturer: Retailed by: Berketex
  • Date Created: 1942
  • Physical Dimensions: Center back: 101.6 cm (40 in.)
  • Provenance: 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)
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • Medium: Wool plain weave, fulled