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Skirt suit and hat
  • Skirt suit and hat
    Balmain, Pierre, born 1914 - died 1982
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Skirt suit and hat

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1945-1946 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Balmain, Pierre, born 1914 - died 1982 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet with tassels and sequins

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr & Mrs Harold Knapkik

  • Museum number:

    T.47A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brown velvet suit consisting of skirt, jacket and hat.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1945-1946 (made)

Artist/maker

Balmain, Pierre, born 1914 - died 1982 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Velvet with tassels and sequins

Object history note

This suit was made for and worn by Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), who, with her partner Alice B.Toklas, was one of Balmain's first patrons. Gertrude Stein described Balmain's work as representing the "New French Style"

Descriptive line

Velvet suit consisting of skirt, jacket and hat, designed by Pierre Balmain for Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1945-1946.

Materials

Velvet; Sequins; Tassel

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Gender and Sexuality; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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