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1989 wool suit (1995.165)

Object Name: suit

Artist/Maker: Smarti
Role in production: Manufacture
Place of Creation: Europe, West Germany (historic region)
Date: 1989

Accession Number: 1995.165
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • tweed
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

2-piece suit with short boxy jacket in pink/black check tweed; plain black wool skirt.

Jacket; "Chanel-style", SB with 4 pairs of black and gilt buttons with pairs of interlocking rope "C". Matching buttons on flapped front pockets, and 3 at cuffs. Gilt rope chain from left pocket to lowest cf button. Fastening with single concealed button and tab at lowest button. Black silk cord around all edges. Side seams; cb seam. Lined figured black polyester.

Skirt; straight style with left front seam and short vent; side seams; side pockets slanting to seams; cb seam and 8 in zip; 1.5 in waistband with elasticated side panels; cb button. Lined plain black acetate.

Dimensions

Type: Length (jacket)
Height:
Width:
Depth: 52.5 cm

Type: Length (skirt)
Height:
Width:
Depth: 67.5