1940's Irene Lentz Steel-Blue Gingham Gabardine Deco Tailored Skirt Suit


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1940's Irene Lentz Steel-Blue Gingham Gabardine Deco Tailored Skirt Suit

$700.00 USD

ID: 0924191

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

Gorgeous Irene Lentz Couture tailor-made two piece skirt suit dating back to the late 1940's. Irene Lentz stunned the world with her ingeniously constructed, sophisticated, couture-standard garments. After charming Los Angeles society and celestial celebrities with her jaw-dropping custom work at Bullock’s Wilshire, the designer was plucked to helm the illustrious glamour factory of stunning costumes at MGM Studios. The two time Academy Award nominated Irene is best known for her work with Silver Screen Legends Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, and Doris Day. Desiring to offer her designs to women off the screen, she founded the manufacturing company Irene, Inc. with investment support from twenty-five of the nation’s leading department stores. This chic gingham gabardine suit is a perfect example of her genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; steel blue and ivory mid-weight gingham gabardine fabric that seems to have an almost 3-dimensional feel without being stiff or heavy. The construction is impeccable and has the type of seamed pattern work that one rarely sees today. The jacket has a dramatic wide collar and a unique duel deco pocket design. I adore the lean, long cuffed sleeves and nipped-waist which is beyond flattering! A matching cocktail skirt with front button down detailing finishes off this ensemble with a perfect femme fatale vibe. A true collectible and definitive piece of "Old Hollywood" fashion history.

Bust: 36-37 inches
Waist: up to 28 inches
Total Length: 25 inches
Sleeve Length: 21 inches
Waist: 27 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Total Length: 27 inches

This Irene Lentz Couture two-piece designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working side metal-zipper. This ensemble is over 70 years old and is truly stunning.