1948-55 Christian Dior New Look Suit
Brown tweed suit. Jacket- fitted shaped to the hem; 4 button closure; long sleeves; curved pockets; lined in brown silk. Skirt- 3 pieced gored in front; full flare in back; four sections; pleated to hip level with 6 deep 2 1/2 pleats flaring out front a point; lined in brown silk; left side seam zipper and hook/eyes.
This suit belonged to Dorothy Bell Whiley Peters. Dorothy was born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1891. Her father, Charles Bell Whiley, worked as lawyer in Lancaster. Dorothy married Philip Rising Peters in 1914. While Philip would pass away in 1954, Dorothy would live to be 100 years old. She was a member of the Columbus Circle of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Ohio. Dorothy was also a lover of poetry and her children published a collection of her work after her passing.
Gored Skirt,, Tailored Single-Breasted Jacket, Notched Lapel, Hourglass Silhouette
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