Woman's suit: jacket, skirt, blouse and scarf

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


Dimensions

Skirt center back: 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.) Blouse center back: 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.) Scarf center back: 166.4 cm (65 1/2 in.) Skirt center back: 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.777.1-4

Medium or Technique

Jacket: Silk double cloth, wool knit (jersey), acetate plain weave lining, brass buttons. Blouse, scarf: Silk satin weave. Skirt: Wool knit (jersey), silk plain weave lining.

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Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Jacket of silk woven (double cloth?) in crinkled effect, printed in plaid pattern of red and yellow on green ground (imitating tartan). Wool jersey collar and cuffs, acetate plain weave lining, 5 brass button closure, 2 brass buttons on each sleeve. Labeled: “Adele Simpson”. Silk satin blouse printed with red and yellow tartan pattern on dark green ground (matching jacket fabric), long sleeves, rounded collar, and center back button closure. Labeled: “Adele Simpson”. Silk satin scarf printed with red and yellow tartan pattern on dark green ground (matching shirt fabric). Navy wool jersey knit knee-length straight skirt, silk plain weave lining.

Provenance

Gift of Joan Raines to the MFA, September 19, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Adele Simpson