Costume and Textiles
Man's Jumpsuit with Snap-on Partial BeltMade in France, Europe
L'homme bis, Paris, France
Burnt-orange wool knit
Currently not on view
2002-32-5a,bGift of Robert Kushner, 2002
LabelOne-piece jumpsuits—adopted for utilitarian reasons by workers and pilots in the early twentieth century—achieved high-fashion status in the space age. The jumpsuit's streamlined style is incredibly adaptable, making it the perfect universal unisex garment. This example in a powerfully colored knit has an oversize eighties cut fitted by waist tucks and a snap-on belt. It was produced by the masculine version of the French label Dorothée Bis, known for sportswear that featured total looks rather than American-style mix-and-match separates.