Norell, Norman; pink wool tweed suit
Pink wool tweed suit (double breasted jacket and straight skirt): a) jacket: fitted; length: over hips; double breasted; shawl collar; 8 large brown buttons (the 4 buttons on the decorative side are not sewn to garment)/ 4 bound buttonholes; long, set-in, 2-piece sleeves, vent at cuff, 3 small brown buttons/buttonholes; lower front : flap pockets on each side; front: bust darts; lined in off-white silk satin b) skirt: straight skirt; length: under knee (original : 3 longer, calf length); 1 1/2 waistband; waist darts; left side seam: pink metal zipper, hook/eye and snaps closure; lined in off-white silk satin wool tweed.
This suit was worn by Margaret Jacob Dombey who purchased it in the summer of 1947 at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco while on vacation with her family. Margaret Barbara Jacob was born in 1906 to Anna and George Jacob in Columbus, Ohio. George was a retail merchant and later owned a dry cleaning business. Margaret was considered one of the most beautiful women in town throughout her life, always dressing stylishly. Her pictures were often in the local paper. While a student at Ohio State, Margaret was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and elected by popular vote as both a Rosebud and a May Queen. After graduating in 1927, she married Alexander Dombey in 1934. Alexander was a graduate of Ohio State College of Law and practiced in Columbus.
Shawl Collar, Straight Skirt, Tailored double-Breasted Jacket
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