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Woman's Dress and Hat

Designed by John-Frederics, Inc., New York, 1928 - 1964

Made in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America

Early 1940s

Silk jersey

Center Back Length (Dress): 48 inches (121.9 cm) Waist (Dress): 23 inches (58.4 cm) Hat: 5 x 9 inches (12.7 x 22.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Virginia Pepper Purviance, B. Franklin Pepper, and Rebecca Pepper Sinkler, 2003

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This striking daytime ensemble was made by the partnership of John Pico Harberger (later Mr. John) and Fred Frederics, who were best known for millinery. Here the effect of parti-colored red and black sinuous silk jersey extends from the hat, with its twisted topknot, to the dress, in which clever pleating onto tapes eliminates the waist seam and drapery is interlaced at the neck.