Black Suit

MO 63.1391a-c
Black Suit
Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel (French, 1883-1971)
Fall-Winter 1956
Wool; silk satin
Shell: 14 1/2" center back; Jacket: 24" center back; Skirt: 25 1/2" center ba
A suit in black ribbed wool by Garrigue with shell blouse in ivory dot-embroidered silk satin (Model number 04637). The jacket is lined in the same fabric as the blouse. The blouse cuffs are an illusion, when the jacket is removed, a sleeveless shell is revealed.
This suit was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for a Mark Shaw photographic sitting in Georgetown, Washington, DC, 1958. Also worn during a tour for officials of the American National Theater, the White House, Washington, DC, March 12, 1963.
Image copyright (C) John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.