Suit, Molyneux

Suit, Molyneux

Suit (jacket and skirt)
Edward Molyneux (1891-1974)
1930s
Paris
Wool with silk blouse
Museum no. T.375&A-1988

This suit sums up the 1930s silhouette with its sleek lines, nipped-in waist, square shoulders, and straight, pleated skirt. Tailor-made outfits were practical yet smart and well suited to town or country wear.

Suits like this would have been worn for daywear and for travelling, and would have been worn with a hat and a fashionable fur stole