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Skirt Suit and Hat

1945-1946 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Brown velvet suit consisting of skirt, jacket and hat.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Skirt
  • Hat
Materials and Techniques
Velvet with tassels and sequins
Brief Description
Velvet suit consisting of skirt, jacket and hat, designed by Pierre Balmain for Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1945-1946.
Physical Description
Brown velvet suit consisting of skirt, jacket and hat.
Dimensions
  • Skirt waist (measured inside garment) circumference: 68cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Skirt lower hip (measured inside garment) circumference: 104cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Skirt waist hem length: 80cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Jacket bust circumference: 112cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Jacket nape hem length: 65cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Jacket across back width: 40cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Jacket cuff circumference: 20cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Sleeve length length: 52cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Mr & Mrs Harold Knapik
Object history
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"
Associations
Bibliographic Reference
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971368
Collection
Accession Number
T.47A-1974

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record createdAugust 30, 2007
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