Chanel, Coco; 1960's dark red wool suit
Chanel burgundy (red dark) wool suit; JACKET: self braid classic jacket; braid tie at neckline; braid strip seaming at left and right center which forms pockets; long set-in sleeves with flap 2 button closure; burgundy and gold buttons center front and cuffs; quilted lining in burgundy silk, edged with gold chain at jacket hemline; SKIRT: knee length, 8 panels; slightly flared/A-line; left side seam zipper closure; quilted lining in burgundy silk wool tweed
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This suit belonged to Eugenia Sheppard who was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1899. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1921 and began working for the Columbus Dispatch in the 1930s. Eugenia moved to New York in 1937 and was on the staff of Women's Wear Daily for 18 months before joining The New York Herald Tribune. She became the fashion editor in 1947 and began her now-famous fashion column, Inside Fashion." It was a noted column as she included gossipy details about designers and their clients in addition to describing the clothes."
Two-Piece Tailored Sleeve, Dirndle Skirt
Wool suit with silk lining
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