1940's Irene Grey Pinstripe Wool-Gabardine Deco Hourglass Jacket & Skirt Suit

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About

Irene Lentz stunned the world in the 1930's, 40's and 50's with her ingeniously constructed, sophisticated, couture-standard garments. After charming Los Angeles society and celestial celebrities with her jaw-dropping custom work at Bullock’s Wilshire, the designer was plucked to helm the illustrious glamour factory of stunning costumes at MGM Studios. The two time Academy Award nominated Irene is best known for her work with Silver Screen Legends Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, and Doris Day. Desiring to offer her designs to women off the screen, she founded the manufacturing company Irene, Inc. with investment support from twenty-five of the nation’s leading department stores. This breathtaking grey and red pinstripe wool-gabardine suit is a perfect example of her genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; vertical woven fabric that seems to have an almost 3-dimension feel without being stiff or heavy.The construction is impeccable and has the type of seamed pattern work that one rarely sees today. The jacket has a dramatic wide collar and huge cuffs. I adore the nipped-waist which is beyond flattering! A matching cocktail skirt with flawless silhouette finishes off this ensemble with a perfect "femme fatale" vibe. A true collectible and definitive piece of "Old Hollywood" fashion history.

Measurements
Jacket
Bust:35-36 inches
Waist:up to 28 inches
Total Length:28 inches
Sleeve Length:23 inches
Skirt
Waist:27 inches
Hips:38 inches
Total Length:32 inches

This two-piece Irene Lentz designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working side metal-zipper. This ensemble is over 60 years old and is truly stunning!

Details

  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU309360472
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