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Day Dress with Jacket

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage


About this object

This day dress of green wool crêpe is accented by a cream colored silk yoke. The yoke is cut in one with the short sleeves, with the shoulder seam ending in an open slit at sleeve hem. A single, 1-1/2" covered halo button and bound buttonhole decorate the left side at the join between the yoke and bodice. An A-line skirt is attached at the natural waistline, where a fabric covered belt with a small flat bow is worn. The skirt is fitted at the waist with four small darts in each side front. The garment closes off center in back with a concealed metal zipper. A double inverted kick pleat begins at the end of the zipper, where a covered button and bound buttonhole are placed. The bodice is lined with cream and green silk; the skirt is lined with acetate. A cream colored, short jacket with elbow length sleeves is trimmed at sleeves and hem with 3" bands of green crêpe. A flat, notched collar closes at center front with two covered buttons and bound buttonholes. The jacket is fully lined with cream colored silk-acetate. The suit includes a bag containing three extra buttons covered in the green crêpe, so that the cream colored button on the bodice and two on the jacket could be changed for a different look.

Category:
COSTUME, POST FAMILY
Object name:
Day Dress with Jacket
Made from:
Raw silk -- wool crêpe -- silk -- acetate
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1953-1957
Size:
dress: shoulder to waist front __17.00 IN ||dress: shoulder to waist back __16.50 IN ||dress: waist circumference __30.00 IN ||dress: waist to hem front __27.00 IN ||dress: waist to hem back __28.00 IN ||dress: hem circumference __52.00 IN __ __ __ __ __ __(excluding pleat) ||belt circumference __30.00 IN ||jacket: shoulder to hem front __16.50 IN ||jacket: shoulder to hem back __17.00 IN
dress: shoulder to waist front __43.18 CM ||dress: shoulder to waist back __41.91 CM ||dress: waist circumference __76.20 CM ||dress: waist to hem front __68.58 CM ||dress: waist to hem back __71.12 CM ||dress: hem circumference __132.08 CM __ __ __ __ __ __(excluding pleat) ||belt circumference __76.20 CM ||jacket: shoulder to hem front __41.91 CM ||jacket: shoulder to hem back __43.18 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.127.1-4
Signature marks:
label __Oldric / Royce Inc. / NEW YORK __in side seam of skirt lining ||inscription __Oldric / Royce Inc. / CUSTOM-MADE ORIGINALS / 16 EAST 52nd ST. NEW YORK PLAZA 3-9185" __on bag of extra buttons
Credit line:
Gift of Jenny Matson, 1992
Featured in publication:
"Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post"