Vintage 1960s Plaid Wool Suit by Margaret Godfrey for Bagatelle Size S
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This is a late 60s era suit or 2 piece ensemble by designer Margaret Godfrey for Bagatelle. Godfrey was hired in 1967 as the head designer for the newly founded Bagatelle company of Montreal. She was influenced by the look of the London boutique Biba. She stayed with Bagatelle until 1971, so this two piece set dates to that time frame. It is made in a plaid wool flannel fabric. The jacket has wide rounded peaked lapels, applied patch pocket at either lower front side and does up with three pink plastic buttons down the front. It is cut in a longer, fitted silhouette. The skirt is cut in a long flared A line, cut full, almost like a circle skirt, so that it falls in drapes to a mid-calf length. The jacket is lined in red satin acetate while the skirt is unlined.
Label: Margaret Godfrey for Bagatelle Made in Canada
Color: Red, grey and white
Material: There is no content label, but either a wool or wool blend flannel
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a small size (extra small waist), please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 16” across, from one shoulder/sleeve seam to the other
Sleeves: 25” from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve inseam: 17 1/2”
Bust: 35” around
Waist: 28” around
Hips: 35”-36” around
Overall length: 27", measured flat
Waist: 26" and the button is to the very edge, if you need it to be larger another piece of fabric would need to be added to the waistband.
Hips: 38”, meant to fall somewhat loosely
Hemline: 114” around
Length: 28”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, holes, stains or odors. The pleating of the skirt is not as well pleated as it would have originally been. I don't know if this is due to a dry cleaner who did not know how to press the pleats correctly but it still looks fine even with the loosened pleating. I purchased it as it is.
This suit has been very well cared for and stored over the years.
This is a wonderful suit by a Canadian fashion icon - nice example of Canadian design of the period!