"June Day" ensemble

Clare Potter1947

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

"June Day" ensemble. A: Shirtdress in lavender rayon crepe; below-knee length; high neck; small pointed collar; front yoke with angled tucks forming V at center front bust; padded shoulders; short sleeves with angled tucks and turn-back cuffs; natural waistline with belt loops; flared skirt with pleats either side front; slit hip pockets with flap and self-covered button closure; blue top-stitching; thirteen self-covered button closure; hook-and-thread loop closure at waist. Designed by Clare Potter for Charles Nudelman, Inc. B: Self fabric belt; multiple rows of top-stitching; button and snap closure at center front waist; sits at natural waist. C: Hat in coated white plaited straw; shallow open crown; wide circular brim; red silk chiffon band, bow center back; red chiffon cording circling brim interior, bow at proper right. D-E: Pair of gloves in white cotton; wrist-length; three tucks at back palm; whip-stitching all around; notch at center back wrist. F-G: Pair of slingback pumps in red leather; round toe; high vamp with horizontal cutouts and top-stitching; beige cotton piping; 3 1/2-inch heel; tan leather inner. Label, C: Peter Bondi, 36 W. 58 St. Stamped, F-G: Palter DeLiso, Inc. / New York City. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in honor of the department store's 75th anniversary.

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