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Cocktail ensemble

Designer:
Anne Fogarty (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1919–1980 New York)
Manufacturer:
Margot, Inc. (American)
Date:
fall/winter 1955–56
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Anne Fogarty, 1959
Accession Number:
C.I.59.16.6a, b
Not on view
For Fogarty, clothing elements worked together to create multipurpose dressing. This cocktail dress with decorative trim is matched with a short jacket, or spencer, that suppresses the decorative band but offers a well-cut military impression. The woman who wears this outfit does more than put on an additional layer of warmth with the jacket; she also transforms the reading of the ensemble. One might think she has changed during the course of the cocktail and dinner hour, but she has simply worn or doffed her jacket, and she appears complete and coherent in both stages.
Marking: [label] (a, b) Anne Fogarty-Margot Inc. Original
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