Evening Pantsuit

Giovanna Ferragamoca. 1970

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Elegant and at the same time youthful, this evening pantsuit combines a smooth decoratively trimmed knee-length tunic with embroidered trousers. Two wide bands embroidered with sculptural flowers draw attention to the front centre of the bodice and form a high stand-up collar that attaches to the tunic at the neck. Another ribbon marks the waist. The continuously worked top bodice is fully lined and closes with a zipper at the back. The entire surface of narrow cut trousers, which have a zipper in the left side seam, is tambour worked with shimmering plastic opalescent sequins. Giovanna Ferragamo, second daughter of the Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, presented her first Prêt-à-porter collection in 1967 at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence.

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  • Title: Evening Pantsuit
  • Creator: Giovanna Ferragamo
  • Date: ca. 1970
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Proof of manufacture: Dark grey on cream woven label: Giovanna Ferragamo, Florence, Italy; Made in Italy, 100% Silk; in the hemline: MOD G56; Art FM 59/58; COL Fussia; Taglia //E; front pant waistband: Giovanna Ferragamo, Florence, Italy; back pant waistband MOD G 54/A; Art FM 59/58; COL. 451; Taglia Confiscare
  • Place of origin: Florence, Italy
  • Length: Top part: fl./bl. 83 cm, pants: l. 98 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1989 private London collection
  • Type: Pantsuit
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Twill weave silk; lining: silk taffetaDecoration: iridescent syntheticsequins, silver metal sequins,cylinder beads with silver insert