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Bodice and Skirt

Description

Blue silk-linen three-piece ensemble that consists of a skirt, top, and shorts. The top features sequins and vibrant floral embroidery. Sequins also embellish the skirt's waistline and the skirt itself has two slits.

Date

1960s

Materials

Silk-linen, sequins, silk

Dimensions

Top: 15 inches (shoulders), 34 inches (bust), 28 inches (waist), 15.5 inches (neck to waist); Skirt: 25.25 inches (waist), 39.5 inches (length)

Resource ID

228

Notes

Worn by Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) during a trip to Thailand in 1969-1970. Madame Grès designed this ensemble specifically for the Duchess and this trip.

Credit Line

Gift from the Stiles Ewing Tuttle Memorial Trust and Stiles Tuttle Colwill given in memory of Eugenia Calvert Holland

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.