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Day ensemble in brown and black herringbone tweed comprising coat and skirt

Vera Maxwell1957/1959

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Day ensemble in brown and black wool herringbone tweed. A: Single-breasted Chesterfield coat; mid-calf length; notched collar, V-neckline; padded shoulders; long sleeves, three decorative buttons at wrists; diagonal slit hip pockets; black silk braid piping along collar, center front opening, cuffs, and pockets; center back welt-seamed vent thigh to hem; three black lacquered button closure; light brown silk twill lining. B: Straight wrap skirt; below-knee length; gathered into waistband at natural waist; left side-front wrap overlapping panel, piped in matching braid, three lacquered button closure; unlined. Label, A: Vera Maxwell Original. Hanging loops, B: Vera Maxwell. Designed and owned by Vera Maxwell.

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  • Title: Day ensemble in brown and black herringbone tweed comprising coat and skirt
  • Creator: Vera Maxwell
  • Date Created: 1957/1959
  • Type: Skirt (garment), Coat (garment), Ensemble (costume)
  • Medium: Wool (textile), Tweed, Silk (textile), Braid (trimming), Twill, Lacquer (coating)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Vera Maxwell

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