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Pantsuit

Italian
1990s
Designed by Giorgio Armani (Italian, born in 1934)


Dimensions

Length x width (pants): 108 cm (42 1/2 in.) Center back (jacket): 74 cm (29 1/8 in.) Center back (top): 42.1 cm (16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1044.1-3

Medium or Technique

Acetate and rayon blend plain weave, rayon plain weave, plastic

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Flat front suit trousers of beige acetate woven in chevron pattern with zip and button fly, two sets of pockets trimmed with beige braid, and panels along each leg also trimmed in braid terminating in tabs near the hem which can be used to tighten the cuff (two buttons at the hem of each leg).

Single breasted suit jacket of beige acetate and rayon blend woven in chevron pattern with a one-button closure at the front, two false flap pockets and one false chest pocket. Buttons at the cuffs, center back vent, lined in rayon plain weave.
Waistcoat-style top of beige wool woven in chevron pattern with four false front pocket and seven buttons down center front, lined in rayon plain weave. Self belt on back with buckle, small notched vent at center back.

Signed

Interior label (pants): "GIORGIO ARMANI / A. MILANO - BORGONUOVO 21"

Interior label (jacket): "GIORGIO ARMANI / A. MILANO - BORGONUOVO 21 / MADE IN ITALY"

Interior label (top): "GIORGIO ARMANI / A. MILANO - BORGONUOVO 21"

Provenance

1980s, purchased by Lizbeth Krupp, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2012, gift of Krupp to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lizbeth Krupp