Adrian Woman's Suit (Two-Piece)

Adrian Woman's Suit (Two-Piece)

Description
A label reading "Julius Garfinckel & Co." means that this dark gray wool suit likely came from Garfinckel's, a department store in Washington, DC.
The jacket has long, set-in sleeves with two flaps extending from the front armhole and upper underarm seam of the sleeve. Shoulder pads, a slight V-neck, and hook-and-eye closures are features of this fitted jacket. There are circular cut-out sections at the upper front edges of the jacket near the neckline, and curving seams at the front with a yoke-like section at the back. It is lined with pale purple crepe, has diagonal slit pockets at the lower front, and ties at the mid-front waistline.
Constructed with no waistband, this skirt is cut straight and has darts at the waistline. It has a zipper opening on the left side and seams in the center front and center back.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
suit, 2-piece
date made
ca 1948
ID Number
1977.1153.001
accession number
1977.1153
catalog number
1977.1153.001
Credit Line
Jessie W. Karsted
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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