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

Description
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
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
suit, 2-piece
Object Type
Main Dress
Woman
Suit
Entire Body
date made
1949-1953
used by
Booth, Virginia
made for
Lord & Taylor
purchased by
Lord & Taylor
maker
Lord & Taylor
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
Measurements
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
2000.0093.020
accession number
2000.0093
catalog number
2000.0093.20
subject
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
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Home and Community Life: Costume
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Booth

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