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suit 1986.524

Object Name: suit

Artist/Maker: Pierre Cardin, Paris
Role in production: designer
Place of Creation: Paris, France
Date: 1966-1967

Accession Number: 1986.524
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • acetate
  • bakelite
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Technique
 
Description

Plain weave wool tweed, brown with green and blue. Sleeveless jacket with wide stand-up mandarin collar dipping to "v" shape centre front; opening full-length centre back with zip and clip at top; small horizontal pocket to right of centre front and a single green bakelite button centre front; decorative overstitching in brown on pocket and collar; lined turquoise acetate with a woven label by centre back zip "Pierre Cardin, Paris, designed exclusively for Miss Selfridge".

Skirt pleated onto narrow waistband with widely spaced pleats; centre back zip fastening and top clip; very small vertical pockets at sides; decoratively overstitched all round with a "v" shaped cip centre front; fully lined turquoise acetate.

Dimensions

Type: Length (jacket)
Height: 45 cm
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Type: Bust
Height: 90
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Type: Length (skirt)
Height: 51
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Type: Waist
Height: 62.5
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