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Taupe Mohair Sweater-Dressing Sailor Pullover and Midi Skirt Ensemble-M-L, 1970s



A member of the Royal Society of Arts, fiber artist Kay Cosserat was one of the most prominent and decorated knitwear designers of the 20th century. Her untimely death left few pieces in circulation, and most are currently housed in the Victoria & Albert Museum's permanent collection. This ensemble is a beautiful example of her muted, comfortable aesthetic and represents sweater dressing at its artistic best. Matching vintage cocoon pullover top and skirt of open weave knit mohair. Oversized top features dropped bishop sleeves, gathered elastic waistband and 7” sailor collar; pullover construction with no closures of any kind. Matching skirt with gathered elastic waist and slightly flared hemline; pull-on construction with no closures of any kind. Both pieces unlined. fabric: mohair, nylon, wool noteworthy: dry clean only repairs: none condition: excellent measurements: •top• collar: 7” at widest shoulders: 19” (dropped) sleeve: 22” from shoulder, 16” from underarm sleeve circumference: 17” at upper arm, 9” (unstretched) at elastic wrist bust: to 58” waist: 26” unstretched to 48” fully stretched length: 19” from shoulder, 12” from underarm •skirt• waist: 28” unstretched to 46” fully stretched hips: to 64” length: 30” sweep: 98” label: Kay Cosserat (Made in England) size: one size only; comparable to modern size medium


  • Designer
    Kay Cosserat
  • Brand
    Kay Cosserat
  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: one size; compare to size M-L (US)Bust: 58 in. (147.32 cm)Waist: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Hip: 64 in. (162.56 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 49 in. (124.46 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Gossamer, open weave; extremely rare example of designer outside museum collections.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1025.09.1231stDibs: LU86433629381

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    Ships From: Tucson, AZ
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