Lord & Taylor Woman's Suit (Two-Piece)

Though Lord & Taylor is based in New York City, this suit was made in England for the brand. The donor was hired by Dorothy Shaver, the store's first female president, to develop a country clothes shop for the flagship store.
The suit is made of black, gray, and yellow tweed. A rolled collar is featured on the jacket with notched lapels and a five-button center front opening. The buttons are large and covered in black leather. The jacket has long, set-in sleeves and two-button turned-up cuffs. With a fitted shape and front slanted hip pockets, the jacket is lined in gold taffeta.
The skirt has a waistband and a left side-seam zipper opening. It pleats in the center front and center back on the lower edge, and it is lined with yellow taffeta
Currently not on view
Object Name
suit, 2-piece
Object Type
Main Dress
Entire Body
date made
used by
Booth, Virginia
made for
Lord & Taylor
purchased by
Lord & Taylor
Lord & Taylor
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
jacket center back: 24 1/2 in; 62.23 cm
skirt center back: 31 1/2 in; 80.01 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
used in
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Booth

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