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Woman's suit in two parts (jacket and skirt)

about 1990

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Center back: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool knit; metal fasteners; Silk knit nit lining

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark purple draped jacket with long sleeves. Left side of jacket drapes over right shoulder (textile has been gathered and sewn down where it meets the shoulder), is secured with a hook and eye closure, and cascades down the back. Lined in dark purple silk with interior shoulder pads. Five labels: “Donna Karan/New York,” “L,” “Made in USA” “(wool symbol)/100%/pure wool/professionally/ dry clean/low moisture/steam press,” and International Ladies Garment Workers Union label. Dark purple fitted skirt with drapery gathered at the center front. Two pockets within folds of drapery. Waistband with two hook and eye closures and one snap with a center back zipper. Four interior labels: “Donna Karan/New York,” “12,” “Made in USA/of imported fabric,” and International Ladies Garment Workers Union label.


December 18, 2008, purchased from Skinner Auctioneers [Sale no. 2438, lot 670]; Accession date: February 25, 2009

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston