Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Suit

Design House:
House of Patou (French, founded 1919)
Designer:
Jean Patou (French, 1880–1936)
Date:
ca. 1937
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Stephen M. Kellen, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.165.20a, b
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.
Marking: [label] "Jean Patou"
Related Objects

Cocktail dress

Artist: House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Date: 1985 Medium: silk Accession: 1993.107 On view in:Not on view

"Advertising"

Artist: House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Date: first designed 1925, purchased 1930 Medium: silk/synthetic, metal, synthetic Accession: 1995.212a–d On view in:Not on view

Hat

Artist: House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Date: 1962–66 Medium: silk Accession: 1995.523.22 On view in:Not on view

Evening dress

Artist: House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Date: 1987 Medium: silk Accession: 1994.278 On view in:Not on view

Coat

Artist: Probably by House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Date: 1960s Medium: wool Accession: 1995.429.7 On view in:Not on view