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Skirt suit

Designed by Bruce Oldfield (English, born 1950)


Center back (jacket): 82 cm (32 5/16 in.) Center back (top): 46 cm (18 1/8 in.) Length (skirt): 54 cm (21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool twill weave (crepe), silk velvet, silk or rayon plain weave, metal

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Navy blue single-breasted collarless wool jacket with single toggle button closure. Two slanted pockets at the front and no back vent, fully lined in blue silk plain weave. Cuffs feature faux lacing detail of blue silk velvet through four sets of metal grommets.

Navy blue velvet blouse with caps sleeves, high scoop neckline, and zipper halfway down center back, lined in blue silk. No label.

Navy blue wool skirt with faux lacing at center front of blue silk velvet through six sets of metal grommets, floating back panel of wool and silk behind, lined in blue silk plain weave and zip down center back with hook at waistband.


Interior label (jacket): "BRUCE OLDFIELD / CUSTOM MADE - LONDON"

Interior label (skirt): "BRUCE OLDFIELD / CUSTOM MADE - LONDON"


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