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Woman's suit

Long-sleeved jacket of brown and black plaid wool, cut on bias, tucked shawl collar, inset side panels, one snap at front. Five released tucks at back waist. Label at neck: "Pierre Balmain Paris." Tape attached to back of label with faint printed couture number: 14?694. Dark brown silk...

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Purchased by the donor, Jean Gavin, from Pierre Balmain between 1961-1962; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

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Gift of Mrs. James M. Gavin

French, about 1961


Center back (jacket): 66 cm (26 in.) Center front (skirt): 66 cm (26 in.) Length (belt): 102.9 cm (40 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Jacket: wool twill weave, silk plain-weave lining. Skirt: wool twill weave, silk satin weave lining, metal zipper. Suede belt.


Textiles and Fashion Arts