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Jean Desses 1950s American Collection by IM Bagedonow Floral Skirt Suit


Brown ditsy floral print skirt suit designed by Jean Desses and produced in the U.S. by I.M. Bagedonow. Approximate circa 1953. Jelly bean shaped buttons at front jacket, skirt fastens at back with a zip and hook and eye. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a similar skirt suit from the Jean Desses American Collection by i.m. Bagedonow in their collection. Hudson's Woodward Shops, Detroit store label at neck, Jean Desses labels at interior front. No size labels, best fits approximately size 2. See measurements. Jacket Bust 35". Waist 28". Shoulder seam to shoulder seam at back 13 1/2". Length (shoulder to hem) 20". Skirt Waist 25". Hip open 37". Length (waist to hem) 30 1/2". Skirt exterior: Excellent condition. Skirt interior: Very good, some fading to lining. Jacket exterior: Good. Graying to right underarm area, an expert launderer may be able to minimize this. Much smaller and slighter hard to spot bit of graying at left underarm. Both pictured and only visible if you raise your arms. Jacket interior: Very good, some fading to lining.


  • Designer
  • Brand
    Jean Dessès
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Bust
    35 in. (88.9 cm)
  • Waist
    25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Hip
    38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
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