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.
|Subjects||Clothing & dress|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
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