Woman's ensemble in three parts (jacket, skirt and shawl)
Object Place: Italy
Center back (jacket): 62.23 cm (24 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 55.88 cm (22 in.) Height x width (shawl): 52 x 52 in. (132.08 x 132.08 cm)
Medium or Technique
Suede; silk plain weave; metal; wool twill weave
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Ensemble consisting of a jacket, skirt and shawl. Long sleeve green suede fitted jacket with slight flare at the hip. Collarless with zipper at center front and ribbing along center front and at cuffs. Lined in green silk cut on the bias. Three labels on inner right side, “V/Valentino/Boutique” “40” “Lining/ 100% silk/Made in Italy” and an additional tag with care instructions. Dark green straight skirt with left hip zipper and hook and eye closure and right hip pocket. Two gathered darts at front. Lined in silk with silk hanging loops. Tags at center front “Bergdorf Goodman/On the Plaza New York” and center back “V/Valentino/Boutique,” “Made in Italy/Fabrique en Italie.” Square shawl with green ground and purple/gray, green and orange plaid, paisley-like motifs and yellow and purple/gray flowers.
Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).