suit

Hattie Carnegie, 1889 - 1956



suit

Hattie Carnegie 1889 - 1956

Summary

Two piece suit in black wool facecloth with black sillk velvet trim; fitted jacket with darts over the hips and right round the back; single breasted fastening with 3 velvet covered buttons; wide turn-down collar, edged with black velvet; turn back cuffs edged in velvet; inner side label 'Hattie Carnegie Inc'. Matching unlined A line skirt. Unsold as lot 118 in Christies 'Fashion Through the Ages', 3.12.09 sale. Belonged to Anne Moen Bullitt (1924-2007). Born in Paris but brought up in the States, she married 4 times. At first she bought clothes in New York, mostly from Hattie Carnegie, but her second husband, Nicholas Duke Biddle, was vice consul in the American Embassy in Madrid, giving Anne access to Balenciaga couture clothes with the Spanish name 'Eisa' operating in tandem with the Paris house. She later moved to Ireland and bought clothes by Sybil Connelly, Lanvin, YSL and others. Anne Bullitt was tiny, with an 18-20 inch waist, making her clothes virtually unwearable for anyone else. Hattie Carnegie (1889-1956) was a celebrated New York couturier with a boutique on 42 East 49th St from 1923.


Object Name

suit

Creators Name

Hattie Carnegie

Date Created

1947-1950

Dimensions

waist: 50cm

accession number

2011.17

Collection Group

costume
womenswear

Place of creation

New York

Medium

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