Ensemble comprising coat, wrap skirt, knickers, blouse, scarf and belt

Vera Maxwell1956

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

A: Pale cocoa Austrian loden cloth coat; open sack; below--knee length; collarless round neckline; shoulder seamed kimono sleeves; vertical side stand pockets; Liberty of London tan silk foulard printed in red, green and blue diamond motif lining. B: Wrap skirt of slightly darker loden cloth; below-knee length; right over left front cross over, non-functional buttonholes with two mother of pearl buttons; concealed snap closure; unlined. C: Matching silk foulard knickers, below-knee length; back metal zipper, dart fitted at hips; topstitched bandless waist; unlined; Vera Maxwell hanging tabs. D: Matching foulard seamed blouse; dutch collar; saddle shoulder long sleeve, french cuffs; six covered buttons center front closure, hook and eye at neck. E: Matching foulard scarf, tube construction; oblique ends. F: Lightly contoured belt; foulard band flanked by loden ends; convex metal buckle; vinyl backed. Label, D: Vera Maxwell Original. Ensemble designed for American women to accomodate intercontinental airplane travel.

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  • Title: Ensemble comprising coat, wrap skirt, knickers, blouse, scarf and belt
  • Creator: Vera Maxwell
  • Date Created: 1956
  • Subject Keywords: Air travel
  • Type: Ensemble (costume), Coat (garment), Belt (costume accessory), Blouse (main garment), Skirt (garment), Scarf (costume accessory), Trousers (Object type.)
  • Medium: Wool (textile), Silk (textile), Mother of pearl
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Vera Maxwell