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Skirt Suit

1929-1930 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pink marocain crêpe jacket, skirt and blouse trimmed with applied squares of satin, and with a matching petticoat.

The blouse is a simple pattern, collarless and with a small circular neck opening and closed in front. It is cut straight and the lower hem is straight. At the waist, which is low, there is a belt attached in the middle and with buckles at either side. The sleeves are tight fitting with buttons at the wrist and pointed cuffs of satin. On the right of the breast are three lozenge-shaped panels of satin, two above and one below the belt. Each is attached only at the side.

The skirt is short and falls straight, and is slightly gathered to the waist. It is pleated at the sides, and at the front and back a rectangular panel hangs loose from mid-thigh to the hem. Opening on the left with hooks and eyes and press fasteners.

Jacket is cut similarly as the blouse, but hangs open in the front and falls straight from the neck. The sleeves are also similar with gathers at the elbow and satin cuffs. On the right are three lozenge-shaped panels of satin, half attached to the front and at the right side, both inside and outside the blouse, are two similar half lozenges.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Blouse
  • Skirt
  • Jacket
  • Petticoat
Materials and Techniques
Marocain crêpe, satin
Brief Description
Marocain crêpe jacket, skirt and blouse trimmed with satin, and with a matching petticoat, designed by Jeanne Lanvin, Paris, 1929-1930
Physical Description
Pink marocain crêpe jacket, skirt and blouse trimmed with applied squares of satin, and with a matching petticoat.



The blouse is a simple pattern, collarless and with a small circular neck opening and closed in front. It is cut straight and the lower hem is straight. At the waist, which is low, there is a belt attached in the middle and with buckles at either side. The sleeves are tight fitting with buttons at the wrist and pointed cuffs of satin. On the right of the breast are three lozenge-shaped panels of satin, two above and one below the belt. Each is attached only at the side.



The skirt is short and falls straight, and is slightly gathered to the waist. It is pleated at the sides, and at the front and back a rectangular panel hangs loose from mid-thigh to the hem. Opening on the left with hooks and eyes and press fasteners.



Jacket is cut similarly as the blouse, but hangs open in the front and falls straight from the neck. The sleeves are also similar with gathers at the elbow and satin cuffs. On the right are three lozenge-shaped panels of satin, half attached to the front and at the right side, both inside and outside the blouse, are two similar half lozenges.

Marks and Inscriptions
Jeanne Lanvin, Paris Automne-Hiver 1929-30 (Label, the date stamped on)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Reed
Object history
This suit was worn with a pink felt cloche hat (T.203-1931) by the donor, Mrs Marie Reed, for her second wedding in 1929. She was a widow. She recalled that the hat was a 'copy of a French model, purchased at the same time as the dress, and is characteristic of what was very smart indeed at that time', and that the Lanvin ensemble cost £30 in 1929.
Production
Autumn-Winter 1929-30
Associated Object
T.203-1931 (Ensemble)
Collection
Accession Number
T.202 to C-1931

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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