Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Eton suit

Manufacturer:
Neuber
Date:
1940–49
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
wool, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Gypsy Rose Lee, 1961
Accession Number:
2009.300.853a–c
Not on view
The Eton suit originated as the school uniform worn by the junior schoolboys at the Eton School in England and became emblematic of high social standing in the United States. This suit was purchased in Rome by Gypsy Rose Lee for her pre-adolescent son Eric Preminger, whom she enjoyed dressing in various world costumes when he traveled with her.
Marking: Label: "S.ri Neuber/Roma"
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