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Skirt Suit

1948 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This chic two-piece and its attractive owner received many approving remarks and envious glances at Ascot. Wedge-soled sandals and a wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a perky bunch of red cherries completed the ensemble. The fitted jacket with a tiny waist has edgings, buttons and a tailored bow in navy grosgrain. The hem is notched to accommodate the curve of the hips. The full, stiffened skirt has wide pleats which fall from a deep yoke.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Skirt
Materials and techniques
Wool and grosgrain
Brief description
Woollen jacket and skirt, designed by Rahvis, Great Britain, 1948
Physical description
Blue and white checked wool suit comprising a fitted jacket with a notched hem, and a full and stiffened skirt. With blue silk grosgrain bows.
Production typeHaute couture
Gallery label
This chic two-piece and its attractive owner received many approving remarks and envious glances at Ascot. Wedge-soled sandals and a wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a perky bunch of red cherries completed the ensemble. The fitted jacket with a tiny waist has edgings, buttons and a tailored bow in navy grosgrain. The hem is notched to accommodate the curve of the hips. The full, stiffened skirt has wide pleats which fall from a deep yoke.(1997)
Credit line
Given by Mrs A. Davis
Production
Attribution note: This suit was worn with wedge-soled sandals and a wide brimmed hat at Ascot.
Summary
This chic two-piece and its attractive owner received many approving remarks and envious glances at Ascot. Wedge-soled sandals and a wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a perky bunch of red cherries completed the ensemble. The fitted jacket with a tiny waist has edgings, buttons and a tailored bow in navy grosgrain. The hem is notched to accommodate the curve of the hips. The full, stiffened skirt has wide pleats which fall from a deep yoke.
Collection
Accession number
T.486:1, 2-1996

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Record createdSeptember 2, 2003
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