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Object Name Ensemble
Date 1980s
Description Woman's 3-piece outfit. Olive green wool jersey tunic and pants and silk blouse. A: Wool knee-length sleeveless tunic with open sides. B: Silk blouse with long sleeves, hidden button front, and bowtie collar. Blouse has two cloth labels inside collar: "KENAR / ANN / TJIAN" and "100% SILK / 100% SOIE RN 53511 / CA 00315 / MADE IN BRITISH CROWN / COLONY OF HONG KONG / ... / DRY CLEAN ONLY /...." (Ann Tjian, designer of the blouse, was a native of Shanghai and co-founder of the Manhattan-based fashion company Kenar Enterprises.) C: Calf-length wool pants with very wide legs, elastic waist.
(Keywords: Fashion, Twentieth Century, Sewing, Gauchos, Culottes, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Jean Roland
Ownership and History This outfit was worn by Jean (Mrs. Albert) Roland of Staten Island for parties and meetings. She sewed the pants and tunic herself, and purchased the blouse to match. In a conversation in July 2009, she recalled being complimented on the outfit while attending a gallery opening in Manhattan, and said that she liked wearing it with form-fitting boots.

Earliest Date 1980
Latest Date 1990
Maker Jean Roland
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Roland, Jean
Catalog Number 94.020.0003.A-C
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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