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Man's suit in three parts (jacket, waistcoat and trousers)

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Three-piece single breasted purple suit with stylized floral burnout patterning consisting of a jacket, waistcoat, and truosers. Jacket with velvet collar and lapel. One welt pocket and two pockets with velvet flaps. Three plastic buttons at center front. Lined with satin weave. Interior welt...

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Purchased at internet auction in 2009 from California dealer by Susan Ward, Lexington, MA; purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May

English, about 1970

Object Place

London, England


Center front (jacket): 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.) Center front (waistcoat): 58.4 cm (23 in.) Center front (pants): 106 cm (41 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet, satin weave; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts