Woman's suit (jacket, skirt, blouse and scarf)

American
1980s
Designed by Adele Simpson (American, 1903–1995)


Dimensions

Jacket (center back): 71.1 cm (28 in.) Skirt (center back): 73.7 cm (29 in.) Blouse (center back): 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.) Scarf (center back): 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.770.1-4

Medium or Technique

Wool twill, lined with silk plain weave, printed silk plain weave.

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown wool plaid jacket with houndstooth pattern, long sleeves, 2 hip pockets and 2 breast pockets, plastic buttons on each pocket, and brown silk lining. Matching brown wool houndstooth pattern calf length pencil skirt, slightly gathered waist, one pleat down center front. Long sleeve beige silk blouse printed with abstract pattern of navy, brown, and orange geometric bands, with matching scarf. Labeled: “Adele Simpson/16”

Provenance

Originally purchased from Adele Simpson's showroom in the 1980s; Gift of Susan G. and Harry Kohn, Jr. to the MFA, September 19, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Susan G. and Harry Kohn, Jr.