Three piece women's suit, top coat, jacket skirt from the 40s; size large. This is a very rare find. In above excellent condition: noting the pictures show sun spots. There is no damage or color fade of any kind. The black is very black. This is a most dramatic, iconic, Hollywood style sensation.
Size is Large, bust 36 - 38. Complete measurements below.
A beautiful set; you will enjoy for many years.
The three piece set circa 1946 is a size large with an exclusive label: 20th Century Sportswear Original, Ogden Utah. This was a short lived, design house that made to order. Each garment was, impeccably tailored with the most exquisite fabrics.
To find this label today is rare. To find a 3 piece suit from the 40s is rare. To find this label on a three piece ensemble is extremely rare.
The three pieces in coordinated fabric and color are:
Swing style top coat, fitted jacket, fitted skirt. Two coordinated fabrics were used in black and white. There is a softly looped white wool boucle, and a rich black silk faille that is woven with a faintly ribbed pattern. The coat and jacket are lined in silk satin of bridal weight. The skirt is unlined.
Please, see all the pictures for how the designer used these two fabrics to outline and trim each piece to tailor each exquisite piece. Worn together it is a DRAMATIC statement of fashion post World War II in America. This set rivals any of the most famous labels of the era; Schiaparelli, Lilli Ann, Adrian, Carnegie, Dior or Norell. This rare set is in the same league.
The top coat features: body of black faille, Wide double collar in details in black and white boucle, trimmed buttons and tailored button holes, wide boucle fabric cuffs, diagonal accents at the hip trimmed in boucle and buttons, WIDE swing back, accentuated shoulder pads, extra long, black satin, silk lining with opera straps. Mint condition.
Coordinated jacket features: wide double slash collar trimmed in black faille, body of black and white boucle, buttons and pockets trimmed in black faille, set in sleeves that can be worn turned down or up to reveal black faille and winged presentation, pockets function and are self lined. The fitted jacket is fully lined in white silk, satin and has substantial shoulder pads.
Measurements in inches:
Coat: Bust 38, waist 44, Hip up to 54, sleeve 23, center back to hem 33, across upper back 17, full swing at hem 58".
Jacket: Bust 36, waist 30, hip 36, bottom width at hem 38, sleeve 22 with winged cuff turned up, across upper back 15.5, length center back to hem 25.5.
Unlined Skirt: has a waistband, side metal zipper and button: waist 28, hip 38, length, 32 with a 1 & 1/2" hem allowance.
I have MORE pictures and would be happy to send them showing more details and the perfect condition of the lining.
This suit is a one of a kind, ICONIC silhouette, of the best of American 1940s women's fashion I have ever offered. Mint condition. Send questions. I am delighted to meet you.
Item ID: vc874
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