The suit dates from 1948 and is by British designer Hardy Amies.Number: BATMC Material(s): wool Technique(s): woven Creation date: 1948 Creation place London Display status: Available to view by appointment
couture suit designed by Hattie Carnegie and owned by heiress Anne Moen Bullitt. "The jacket has a fitted waist with padding on the hips, to make it flare out over the full skirt, giving the suit a typical ‘New Look’ style.
pale peach silk blouse with deco topstitch and cutwork design at neckline, openwork down to side seams. Billowing sleeves full at cuff. Buttons up back with mother of pearl buttons, from Bullocks Wilshire.
Vintage Jacket & Circle Skirt Set With Hood Striped Silk - sm by Better Dresses Vintage. Labels: "Original Design" with "Patent Applied For" (this may be an attempt to ride the coat tails of the Fashion Originators Guild)