APPLIED ART : COSTUME
Marco Polo Imports Limited (Primary maker)
China: Hong Kong
colour : cream. design : mini dress of cream acrylic the fabric being made up of 2 knitted surfaces worked together giving a dense, solid texture, the dress has a high neckline long sleeves and 2 pockets on skirt front, there is a centre back zip fastenings of cream nylon, there is decorated on neckline waistband centre front cuffs and pockets by bands of colour, vermilion and navy stripes. The pockets are bound with vermilion self fabric and fasten with two covered buttons. Attached to one button is a plastic bag containing spare buttons and thread. A "Marco Polo" label advising careful handling is also attached. size : 14. From exhibition label early 2000s Acrylic mini dress, c.1967 Marco Polo Many of the '60s dresses were of quite stiff weaves or materials, so that they skimmed over the figure rather than clinging to it. Surface decoration, as in this lively dress, because the design focus rather than the shape. Marco Polo still produce good, medium priced, youthful styles.
man made acrylic
National Museums NI