Length at CB (a): 23 3/4 in. (60.3 cm)
Length at CB (b): 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Stephen M. Kellen, 1978
Not on view
Patou constructed a tailored suit as if it were a jigsaw puzzle. Formed as a gabardine suit with all the pattern pieces wholly constructed, the silk grosgrain diamonds were inserted replacing gabardine squares. Each diamond is composed of four mitered elements. By this analytical technique, the suit is integrally conceived, and the front of the suit reveals the wool ground as a full surround.