High-quality, late 1960s or early 1970s Chanel-style jacket and skirt in purple and fuchsia plaid boucle tweed. Jacket has lined flap patch pockets, princess and hip seams, and bust darts for shaping. Double back vents. Heavy ceramic and metal buttons with small backing buttons for support and bound buttonholes. Straight skirt has multiple hips darts, slit for ease of movement, and nylon Talon side zip. Fully lined and beautifully hand finished. Union made in the U.S.A. From the marvelous Mullins collection.
Labels: Davidow (manufacturer), John Baldwin (high-end Florida shop in business 1951-1992, catering to wealthy clientele with personalized service), 1963-'74 ILGWU tag
Fiber/Care: unmarked, feels like a wool-blend boucle with rayon lining, dry-clean
Condition: there's a small stain on the jacket lining, and a tiny hole in the skirt lining, as shown. we've restitched the label and a few areas of the jacket lining that had come away from the jacket. We also replaced a missing hook and eye at the skirt closure. otherwise, nearly new, with one jacket pocket still sewn shut to keep its shape (just snip the threads to access the pocket)
*We've had this jacket and skirt professionally dry-cleaned and they are ready to wear.*
hips (at hem): 39"/99cm
(there is about 6" of seam allowance in both
the skirt and the separate lining to let out)
(BDV SKU: 00467-023)
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