"Springtime in Navy" ensemble. A: Dress in navy rayon knit; fitted through hip, princess style, single-breasted; below-knee length; white cotton pique Peter Pan collar; padded shoulders; elbow length sleeves with pique cuffs; oversized patch hip pockets; seam at thigh where flared box-pleated skirt attaches; eleven blue plastic with pearl center button closure. Textile by Forstmann. B: Hat in white cotton pique; beret; applied navy blue feather; hat pin. C-D: Pair of gloves in white cotton pique; wrist-length. E-F: Pair of pumps in navy leather; round toe; self bow at instep with pick stitching; 3-inch heel; tan leather inner. Label, B: Eric Bragaard. Stamp, E-F: United States Shoe Corporation / Red Cross Shoe. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in celebration of the department store's 75th anniversary.


  • Title: "Springtime in Navy" ensemble
  • Creator: Pauline Trigere, Eric Bragaard
  • Creator Birth Date: 1908
  • Creator Death Date: 2002
  • Manufacturer: Forstmann Woolen Company
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Type: Gloves, Hat, Shoe (footwear), Ensemble (costume), Dress (garment)
  • Medium: Leather, Feather (material), Piqué, Rayon, Knit (textile), Cotton (textile)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: United States Shoe Corporation / Bloomingdale's

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