Skirt Suit

Description:

Street suit of gray wool. A daytime or street suit consisting of two pieces. Excellent example of chiaroscuro work.

A) Jacket with squared padded shoulders, no collar, and long sleeves. Opening along the central front, the jacket has a series of 5 hook-and-eye closures. A band that extends from upper left, across opening, and secures through a wide loop just below the right shoulder. The jacket is lined in a peach/mauve silk.

At center back of inside neckline is designer's label: "Adrian / Original"
Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Frost Bros. / San Antonio".

B) Straight skirt was originally just below knee length, but has been lengthened by the addition of material almost matching the lining of the jacket. The skirt has a center back zipper closure. It is currently unlined, but has evidence of the alterations.
No labels, possibly removed.

Creator(s): Adrian, Gilbert
Location(s): United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Creation Date: 1946
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 19
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Adrian, Gilbert

Adrian, Gilbert (b. Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA, 1903 - d. Los Angeles, California, USA, 1959)

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1946
Coverage:
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Date
194u  
Description:

Street suit of gray wool. A daytime or street suit consisting of two pieces. Excellent example of chiaroscuro work.

A) Jacket with squared padded shoulders, no collar, and long sleeves. Opening along the central front, the jacket has a series of 5 hook-and-eye closures. A band that extends from upper left, across opening, and secures through a wide loop just below the right shoulder. The jacket is lined in a peach/mauve silk.

At center back of inside neckline is designer's label: "Adrian / Original"
Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Frost Bros. / San Antonio".

B) Straight skirt was originally just below knee length, but has been lengthened by the addition of material almost matching the lining of the jacket. The skirt has a center back zipper closure. It is currently unlined, but has evidence of the alterations.
No labels, possibly removed.

Note:

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

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Series Title: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1971.020.001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc283717
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image