Women's suit from the 1950s

1950

Woman's suit. Two piece. Grey and mauve brocade with silvery figure, probably synthetic. Design based on the unicorn tapestry, showing the unicorn in captivated with scattered flowers between the corrals. Jacket: single breasted, with five self-covered buttons. Shallow V-neck, notched collar. Long tight sleeves with elbow darts, wide fold-back cuffs, very fitted. Mid-hip length, lined with grey crepe. Skirt: below knee length. Center front box pleat. Side pleats conceal pockets, gored back, side zipper. Label: Florice, Washington Blvd., Detroit. Note: Florice: Florence Rice, in business 1930-60s. Blouse: probably worn with suit. White nylon lace. Very fitted. Square neck. Cap sleeves. Side zipper. Label: A Belita Classic, 100% nylon. Note: Worn by Mrs. Frederick Kurth. (b. Edna B. Froelich on 4-17-04 in Detroit, married 1925) at her daughter's wedding Jeanne Kurth Heise, 1950).


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