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Man's suit

Dark blue wool jacket with two hip-level flap pockets and one slit pocket at right chest. Lined in silk with two interior pockets. Interior label: "Lanvin 2/Paris/Rue Cambon." Dark blue wool pants with two front and two back pockets, belt loops around waistband, zipper and button fly at center...

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June 21, 1974, purchased by the donor at Lanvin in Paris, France; 2009, year-end gift to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother, Marilyn M. Maxwell


Reproduced with permission.

French, 1974

Object Place

Paris, France


Center back (jacket): 78.7 cm (31 in.) Center back (pants): 106.7 cm (42 in.) Length (belt): 100.3 cm (39 1/2 in.) Length (bowtie): 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Jacket: wool twill; silk plain weave Pants: wool twill; cotton plain weave; plastic; metal Belt: leather; metal Bowtie: silk twill weave; metal Handkercheif: cotton plain weave with discontinuous patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts