SUIT

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1915-1916

GUSN

GUSN-73666

Description

Black taffeta with black chiffon; Bodice (A) - cream net chemisette with high boned collar, tucks, several small covered buttons and scalloped edged ruffle; black taffeta over black chiffon - resemble vest over blouse effect - "ves" has V-neck, double breasted with one decorative self-covered button over snap; blouson effect exaggerated by weights; pointed waist; peplum at back; and pleated belt; long black chiffon sleeves, lined with chiffon, with 2 bands of black taffeta with black piping below elbow and cuff; boned; black taffeta lining with hook and eye closure; Skirt (B) - matching black taffeta; ankle length; smocking around waistband; waistband lined with white gros grain ribbon; hook and eye and snap closure, underskirt of black taffeta with flounce; overskirt has scalloped hem, trimmed with band of box pleats, and self-bows; Jacket (C) - matching black taffeta; collar has wide pointed lapels, with point at back of neck; thigh length with "skirt" gathered for flare; front "lappets" trimmed with piping and bows; 4 large self-covered buttons, long sleeves gathered at shoulders with fullness at cuffs; cuffs have pointed and piped edge with 1 large self covered button; decorative belt at back; black satin lining; piping all around.

Details

Descriptive Terms

suits (main garments)
chiffon
stitching
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Chiffon
Hand Stitched
Alsace
SUIT

Inscription

Woven label stitched to bodice waistband: ""Mon. Francaise/1871 [w/a black bow]/Origine/ Alsacienne//Zimmermann/Paris/Depose'"" (Depose' appears in a circle with a bee above. Label in jacket collar: ""Mon. Francaise/1871 (black bow)/Origine/ Alsacienne/Zimmerman/Paris/10 Rue des Pyramides""

Pattern

Alsace

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.6054

Maker

Francaise, Mon. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6054A-C

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