Skirt Suit

Description:

Navy blue two-piece skirt suit of wool consisting of:

A. Fitted jacket with Peter Pan collar. Tab at top of jacket under neck extends two inches past center and buttons on left side with two round buttons. Jacket center opening has one hook at center and one button at waist. Full-length sleeves made in one piece with jacket front and back. Gusset under arm for ease of movement. Right sleeve is decorated with blue and grey stripe pattern which extends up sleeve and across onto tab. Vertical stripe starts from back waist and runs down front, forming plaid at shoulder and is gathered into a narrow band at waist. Stripe continues to hem of jacket and has fold of striped fabric coming from under band to form scarf-like effect. Back is made in 6 sections with plaid design at shoulder and stripes running horizontally and vertically and ending before the absolute center. Band at waist is continued on back right, but does not reach jacket center. Inside lined with blue silk.

Designer's label at center back inside neck: "Adrian / Original"
Retailer's label along left inside flap of opening: "The Fashion / Ben Wolfman Inc. / Houston"
Label for original owner(?): "TJ McBryde"

B: Blue straight skirt with hook and snap closure at left side of waistband and zipper fly. Grey stripe pattern starts at hip area and continues around skirt, not meeting at back center. Vertical stripes fall from right side, forming plaid at intersection of other stripe, and continues to hem. Front center has kick pleat. Skirt does not have label.

Creator(s): Adrian, Gilbert
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1950
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 10
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1950
Coverage:
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Place
United States - Texas - Harris County - Houston
Date
1950  
Description:

Navy blue two-piece skirt suit of wool consisting of:

A. Fitted jacket with Peter Pan collar. Tab at top of jacket under neck extends two inches past center and buttons on left side with two round buttons. Jacket center opening has one hook at center and one button at waist. Full-length sleeves made in one piece with jacket front and back. Gusset under arm for ease of movement. Right sleeve is decorated with blue and grey stripe pattern which extends up sleeve and across onto tab. Vertical stripe starts from back waist and runs down front, forming plaid at shoulder and is gathered into a narrow band at waist. Stripe continues to hem of jacket and has fold of striped fabric coming from under band to form scarf-like effect. Back is made in 6 sections with plaid design at shoulder and stripes running horizontally and vertically and ending before the absolute center. Band at waist is continued on back right, but does not reach jacket center. Inside lined with blue silk.

Designer's label at center back inside neck: "Adrian / Original"
Retailer's label along left inside flap of opening: "The Fashion / Ben Wolfman Inc. / Houston"
Label for original owner(?): "TJ McBryde"

B: Blue straight skirt with hook and snap closure at left side of waistband and zipper fly. Grey stripe pattern starts at hip area and continues around skirt, not meeting at back center. Vertical stripes fall from right side, forming plaid at intersection of other stripe, and continues to hem. Front center has kick pleat. Skirt does not have label.

Note:

Donated to the Texas Fashion Collection by Mrs. Thomas J. (Sue) McBryde in honor of her mother, Mrs. Katherine Cornelius.

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Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1991.010.001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc283768
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image