Vintage 1950s Skirt Suit Brown Wool Meme Dysthe Montreal Designer Morgans Sz S M
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This is a very chic 50s era skirt suit in a brown wool fabric with brown velvet collar. The wool is very soft, so possibly either cashmere or French Blin & Blin, really exceptional quality. The jacket has padded shoulders, high set rounded lapels onto which the velvet collar sits, and a four velvet covered button closure. It has long sleeves with notched cuffs and a velvet trimmed curved pocket built onto either lower side. It is tailored to accent the waist. and is fully lined in a brown satin fabric and is hand finished. The skirt is made in a pencil skirt style with a below the knee/upper calf length with three pleats at the bottom back. I believe that it dates to the early 50s as there are stylistic elements typical of 1940s design.
Makers Label: Meme Dysthe. Dysthe was a Montreal based fashion designer of Norwegian origin, active during the 1950s. She immigrated to Montreal in 1950. She used imported French fabrics and had a Danish weaver as well as traditional old school tailors who were instrumental in the creation of her garments. She sold through a high-end Montreal department store, Henry Morgan (Morgan’s) as well as boutiques. Her garments were priced in the $200 to $300 range, during the 1950s, which was a considerable amount of money at that time. Suits were considered her specialty.
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a small to medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 16” across from one shoulder/sleeve seam to the other
Sleeves: 23” from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve Inseam: 17”
Bust: 36” around (allow some room for fit)
Waist: 28” around
Length: 22 1/2”
Condition: The suit is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odours - it looks like it saw very little use and was well kept over the years.
This suit smacks of quality - fabulous 50s period hand tailored designer suit, nice acquisition for the Canadian fashion collector!