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

Designed by Bruce Oldfield (English, born 1950)

Object Place: France


Jacket: Center back: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Skirt: Center back: 56 cm (22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool twill weave; silk plain weave (crepe); plastic beads; synthetic satin weave; plastic zipper

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Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long sleeve black single-breasted suit jacket or blazer with pointed collar, no lapel, and flared peplum and cuffs; closes at center front with five beaded buttons. The jacket is beaded at the hem, cuffs, and collar in with black plastic cylindrical, faceted, and round beads. Lined in black silk crepe. Labelled at center back neck: “BRUCE OLDFIELD / CUSTOM MADE - LONDON”

Skirt of black nappy wool to match jacket with wide waistband and notches at hem. Lined with black synthetic satin weave. Closes at center back with zipper and one button. Labelled at interior right back: “BRUCE OLDFIELD”


Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf