"Egyptian" suit in grape wool flannel

Charles James1955/1956

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Suit comprising jacket and skirt in grape wool flannel. A: Jacket, fitted to waist, flared waist to hem; intricate princess-style; thigh-length; rolled collar, V-neckline; long sleeves; V-yoke and flared peplum in back; three decorative self buttons center front bust; horizontally angled hip slit pockets; hook-and-eye center front closure; purple changeable taffeta lining. B: Amphora-style skirt; below-knee length; raised arced hip seams; attached black elastic and boned waist cincher; center back zipper; purple changeable taffeta lining. Label, A: Saks Fifth Avenue.

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  • Title: "Egyptian" suit in grape wool flannel
  • Creator: Charles James
  • Creator Birth Date: 1906
  • Creator Death Date: 1978
  • Date Created: 1955/1956
  • Type: Suit (main garment), Jacket (garment), Skirt (garment)
  • Medium: Silk (fiber), Taffeta, Wool (textile), Flannel
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Saks & Company (New York, N.Y.)