Woman's suit

late 1940s

Object Place: England


Center back (jacket): 59 cm (23 1/4 in.) Center back (skirt): 65.6 cm (25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jacket, skirt: Wool plain weave (crepe); rayon (?) plain weave

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Back wool crepe jacket trimmed in black satin with grossgrain collar. Three covered buttons down center front. Lined in black with one interior label: “lachasse/London.” Black straight skirt with three pleats down center back. Zipper at right side. Interior lined in black with red “xxx” embroidered into the waistband to mark the skirt’s center front.


By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London; 2010, sold by Verrinder to Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, year-end gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf