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Trouser Suit

ca. 1969 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jill Ritblat,who was already devoted to Yves Saint Laurent's unisex style and 'le smoking' discovered that Tommy Nutter would provide her with man's-style tailored suits with dandified overtones. She wore this adventurous three-piece only in the evenings, with navy patent moccasins by Charles Jourdan. An interplay of checked and plain worsted,the suit has a single-breasted jacket,straight-cut trousers and a fitted waistcoat. Yves Saint Laurent's silk blouse with stock-like neck tie provided the final flourish.


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

  • Jacket
  • Trousers
  • Waistcoat
Materials and Techniques
Wool
Brief Description
Woman's trouser suit (jacket, waistcoat and trousers), Tommy Nutter, United Kingdom, ca. 1969.
Physical Description
Three piece trouser suit of wool.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 1.34kg
Gallery Label
Jill Ritblat, who was already devoted to Yves Saint laurent's unisex style and 'le smoking', discovered that Tommy Nutter would provide her with man's-style tailored suits with dandified overtones. She wore this adventurous three-piece only in the evenings, with navy patent moccasins by Charles jourdan. An interplay of checked and plain worsted, the suit has a single- breasted jacket, straight-cut trousers, and a fitted waistcoat. Yves Saint Laurent's silk blouse with stock-like neck tie provided the final flourish.(1997)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Jill Ritblat
Object history
Worn together with T.76-1996 by Mrs Jill Ritblat.



Registered File number 1996/401.
Summary
Jill Ritblat,who was already devoted to Yves Saint Laurent's unisex style and 'le smoking' discovered that Tommy Nutter would provide her with man's-style tailored suits with dandified overtones. She wore this adventurous three-piece only in the evenings, with navy patent moccasins by Charles Jourdan. An interplay of checked and plain worsted,the suit has a single-breasted jacket,straight-cut trousers and a fitted waistcoat. Yves Saint Laurent's silk blouse with stock-like neck tie provided the final flourish.
Bibliographic Reference
De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, Plate 21, p. 50.
Other Number
32 - Ritblat catalogue
Collection
Accession Number
T.75:1 to 3-1996

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record createdSeptember 16, 2003
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