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Dress

Design House:
JL Arbiter
Designer:
Jack Lenor Larsen (American, born Seattle, Washington, 1927)
Date:
1960–61
Culture:
American
Medium:
linen
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Jack Lenor Larsen, 1961
Accession Number:
2009.300.306a, b
Not on view
In the early 1960s, Jack Lenor Larson, the well-known textile designer, created a successful, but short-lived line of men's and women's clothing under the label "JL Arbiter." This dress reflects Larson's wit as a textile designer: rather than employ actual center front and center back seams, Larson lines up the chevron pattern in the textile so as to create trompe l'oeil seams, instead.
Marking: Hang tag: "JL Arbiter/Obelisq/A6/Size 10/$116.00"
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