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"Swinging Free" ensemble

Walter Florell1947

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

"Swinging Free" ensemble. A: Coat-dress in black wool crepe; princess style, single-breasted; below-knee length; fitted to waist; notched collar, V-neckline; padded shoulders; long sleeves; grosgrain ribbon cockade at left shoulder; two applied horizontal grosgrain ribbon bands at hip; full skirt, inverted pleat at each seam; nine black plastic button closure; black silk crepe lining. C: Hat in chartreuse straw; boater style; aquamarine silk velvet ribbon, center front bow and streamers; applied fabric violets with green stems; elastic fastener. D-E: Pair of gloves in beige suede; wrist-length. F-G: Pair of pumps in black patent leather; peep-toe; 4-inch heel; tan and black leather inner. Gloves and shoes not shown in photograph. Label, C: Walter Florell / 29 East 53rd. Stamp, D-E: Bloomingdale / Chantelle / Made in France. Stamp, F-G: Belvedere. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in celebration of the department store's 75th anniversary.

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