Object Name: beach suit & pyjamas
Role in production: maker
Place of Creation: Paris, France
Accession Number: 1947.2527
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Cream linen jacket and trousers trimmed with red and white printed cotton. Possibly beach or sailing wear.
jacket: fronts each in one section, with dart each side for bust, fastening with ties to low v-neck; back in one section; short sleeves in one section, red and white striped cotton trim at all edges, with inner border of diamond-shaped applied pieces of red cotton printed with white anchors;
trousers (dungarees) : front to waist in one bias-cut section, dart at waist each side for bust; v-neck; cut in one with strap from right shoulder, extending to meet strap cut in one with right bottom corner of front and crossing back to fasten with two buttons and buttonholes on left shoulder, and joined at centre back to strap extending to left waist; trousers below waist, shaped with dart at waist each side of front and back, back seamed to red cotton waistband; left side open from armhole to below waist and fastening with four buttons and buttonholes; narrow section inserted at inside left, widening slightly to lower edge; lower part of legs formed of a separate slightly wider section; all edges of bodice, except for right half of neck edge and outer back edge of right shoulder strap, bound red cotton; front trimmed red and white striped cotton strip, passing diagonally from left front bottom corner, over shoulder to cover shoulder strap and meet other shoulder strap lower section of legs trimmed with a row of diamond-shaped insertions of red cotton printed with anchors.
Woven label at jacket neck:" MARQUE DEPOSEE / THALASSA / LE KLUXE POUR LA MER / FABRIQUE PAR becker Fils / 35 Rue des Jeuneurs PARIS"
Type: Length (jacket)
Height: 52 cm
Type: Length (trousers)