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Skirt Suit

1952 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Frederick Starke was known for his exceptionally smart, top-quality ready-to-wear fashions. This three-piece has a crisp white cotton blouse, slimline straight skirt and croppped matador jacket with curved front panels. The eye-catching satin cummerbund on to which the jacket fastens with self-covered buttons. Captivated by a photograph of it in Vogue, Mrs Sampson chose this dashing ensemble for her going-away outfit.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Skirt
Materials and Techniques
Merino wool and satin
Brief Description
Jacket and skirt of wool with a pleated cummerbund sash on which the jacket fastens with buttons, designed by Frederick Starke, Great Britain 1952
Physical Description
Jacket and skirt of pigeon-grey wool. With a crimson satin pleated cummerbund sash on which the jacket fastens with self-covered buttons.
Gallery Label
Frederick Starke was known for his exceptionally smart, top-quality ready-to-wear fashions. This three-piece has a crisp white cotton blouse, slimline straight skirt and cropped matador jacket with curved front panels. The eye-catching finishing touch is a softly pleated crimson satin cummerbund on which the jacket fastens with self-covered buttons. Captivated by a photograph of it in Vogue, Mrs. Sampson chose this dashing ensemble for her going-away outfit.(1997)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Ruth Sampson
Object history
Part of an outfit T.643:1 to 5-1996.
Production
Ready to wear
Summary
Frederick Starke was known for his exceptionally smart, top-quality ready-to-wear fashions. This three-piece has a crisp white cotton blouse, slimline straight skirt and croppped matador jacket with curved front panels. The eye-catching satin cummerbund on to which the jacket fastens with self-covered buttons. Captivated by a photograph of it in Vogue, Mrs Sampson chose this dashing ensemble for her going-away outfit.
Bibliographic Reference
Illustrated in Christine Bodyell, Horrockses' Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s (London: V&A Publishing, 2010), p. 26, pl. 1.8.
Collection
Accession Number
T.643:1, 2-1996

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record createdSeptember 16, 2003
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