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Man's suit

French
1974
Designed by House of Lanvin (French, founded in 1890), Worn by Stewart S. Maxwell


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 78.7 cm (31 in.) Center back (pants): 106.7 cm (42 in.) Length (belt): 100.3 cm (39 1/2 in.) Length (bowtie): 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5482.1-5

Medium or Technique

Jacket: wool twill; silk plain weave Pants: wool twill; cotton plain weave; plastic; metal Belt: leather; metal Bowtie: silk twill weave; metal Handkercheif: cotton plain weave with discontinuous patterning wefts

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Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark blue wool jacket with two hip-level flap pockets and one slit pocket at right chest. Lined in silk with two interior pockets. Interior label: “Lanvin 2/Paris/Rue Cambon.”

Dark blue wool pants with two front and two back pockets, belt loops around waistband, zipper and button fly at center front. Interior waistband and pockets lined in cotton.

Dark blue leather belt. Embossed on reverse: “85/34” and “Fabrique en Italia pour/Lanvin/Paris.”

Dark blue bowtie with red rectangular patterning. Label: “Lanvin/Paris Rue Cambon/Soie.”

White handkerchief with white square patterning outlined in both light and dark blue.

Provenance

June 21, 1974, purchased by the donor at Lanvin in Paris, France; 2009, year-end gift to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother, Marilyn M. Maxwell

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.