Woman's suit

American
1951–52
Designed by Gilbert Adrian (American, 1903–1959)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Other (jacket): 61 cm (24 in.) Center back (skirt): 71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

2003.665.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool twill and silk crepe

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gray wool suit; shaped jacket with long sleeves, notched collar, three buttons and decorative diagonal cuts on front and back; lined with light brown silk crepe.

Unlined, A-line gray wool skirt with decorative diagonal cut on lower left hem; back hook-and-eye and zipper closure. Jacket labeled: “Adrian Original”.

Provenance

Made for and worn by Beatrice Greenberg Leventhal (Adrian's sister), early 1950s; Gift to Linda Smith (Leventhal's granddaughter-in-law), September 1979; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Linda G. Smith and Nathaniel S. Selig