Skirt Suit

Description:

Ecru worsted wool two-piece suit.
A: Jacket with center front opening with four beige plastic buttons with bound button holes, first two spread apart by 2" next two spread apart by 10". Collared. Motif of concentric arced inserts, 1.175" wide each, starting from shoulder point, arcing down past second button. This upside down arc repeats on the back with a rainbow meeting the shoulder's center. On front, two more arc inserts motif repeat, with the rainbow arc stretching over the smaller reversed arc between the sections of buttons. One-piece set in sleeves with double elbow darts. Lined in beige silk faille.

Retailer's label at center back collar: "Neiman-Marcus"
Designer's Label at front right jacket lining: "Adrian / Original"

B: Unlined A-line skirt of same fabric with lapped zipper covered by triangle pointed waistband tip on the left side. Waistband 1 3/8" wide. Four darts total, two in front, two in back. Pinked edge to seam allowances. Hem tape attached to 3" wide hem edge with machine stitch, tape hand based to inside of skirt with blind hem (slip stitch) stitch.

Creator(s): Adrian, Gilbert
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1951
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 9
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1951
Coverage:
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Place
United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas
Date
1951  
Description:

Ecru worsted wool two-piece suit.
A: Jacket with center front opening with four beige plastic buttons with bound button holes, first two spread apart by 2" next two spread apart by 10". Collared. Motif of concentric arced inserts, 1.175" wide each, starting from shoulder point, arcing down past second button. This upside down arc repeats on the back with a rainbow meeting the shoulder's center. On front, two more arc inserts motif repeat, with the rainbow arc stretching over the smaller reversed arc between the sections of buttons. One-piece set in sleeves with double elbow darts. Lined in beige silk faille.

Retailer's label at center back collar: "Neiman-Marcus"
Designer's Label at front right jacket lining: "Adrian / Original"

B: Unlined A-line skirt of same fabric with lapped zipper covered by triangle pointed waistband tip on the left side. Waistband 1 3/8" wide. Four darts total, two in front, two in back. Pinked edge to seam allowances. Hem tape attached to 3" wide hem edge with machine stitch, tape hand based to inside of skirt with blind hem (slip stitch) stitch.

Note:

This suit from Adrian's Fall 1951 collection originally retailed for $290. It was part of the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Collection.

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Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1938.001.029
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc286913
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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