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Woman's suit in two parts (jacket, skirt)

Italian
1990s


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Jacket: Center back: 71.5 cm (28 1/8 in.) Skirt: Center back: 57 cm (22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.704.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wool twill weave, printed; wool and cashmere and elastic? knit; silk plain weave; plastic buttons

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long collarless single breasted suit jacket of wool printed with swirling palmettes in shades of brown, dark blue, beige, and black. Sleeves are cable-knit wool and cashmere in beige and dark blue or black yarns. Closes at front with 10 black and gold plastic buttons. Lined in black silk plain weave (sleeves unlined). Four functional buttons at each cuff. Labelled at center back neck: “VALENTINO / BOUTIQUE / MADE IN ITALY / FABRIQUE EN ITALIE” Size tag: 8.

Skirt of cashmere and wool cable-knit in beige and black or dark blue (matching sleeves of jacket). No closure (elastic waist) and unlined. Labelled at back waist band: “VALENTINO / BOUTIQUE” Woven label to the side: “MADE IN ITALY” Care tag below indicates that the knit is 50% cashmere and 50% wool (lana).

Provenance

Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf