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  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    early 1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kloss, John, born 1937 - died 1987 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleeveless mini dress made in yellow, deep pink, and salmon shades of crêpe, bias cut and pieced together in curving shapes. Trefoil designs in pink around hem.

Place of Origin

New York (made)


early 1966 (made)


Kloss, John, born 1937 - died 1987 (designer)

Materials and Techniques



Length: 88 cm overall, Circumference: 81 cm bust

Object history note

This dress was worn by the fashion journalist Marit Allen (1941-2007). It was modelled and published in a double-page spread in British Vogue, May 1966

Marit Allen entered fashion journalism in 1961 when she became an assistant at Queen magazine. She quickly gained control of the "About 20" pages of the magazine, in which she showcased young design talent and innovative photography. When Beatrix Miller, the editor of Queen, went to edit Vogue in 1964, she took Marit with her. For ten years, Marit Allen worked as a fashion editor on the magazine. Her "Young Idea" pages, written and captioned by herself, showcased innovative young design and fashion, and had a great influence on 60s fashion. Marit Allen was often photographed for her own stories.

Descriptive line

Dress; 1966, Kloss, John, USA. Bias cut crêpe in yellow, orange and pink.

Production Note

Published in British Vogue, May 1966




Fashion; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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