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Three-Piece Cocktail Suit

Accession

1-988-13-03100

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

1988

Style Period

Description

This evening three-piece ensemble is comprised of a lamé bustier and jacket, and a brocade skirt.

The bustier has a side zipper closure, side seams, and two vertical rows of stitching on the front and back.

The princess-style jacket is made of the same material as the bustier and has two darts along the front and back bodice, wide triangular lapels that point to the bust, large 3/4 length puffy sleeves with gathering at the top shoulders, a cinched waist, and full peplum side panels that gather along the back of the jacket. There is a vertical row of four pearl buttons along slits (closures) on the back of the sleeves.

The skirt is made of gold brocade that is gathered horizontally along the entire skirt. There is a welted back seam, side darts, and a centre-back zipper closure.

Condition

excellent

Colour

Material

Measurements

size 8