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Original no. 16 Object: Skirt suit Place of origin: London, England (made) Date: autumn 1942 (designed) Artist/Maker: Digby Morton, born 1906 - died 1983 (designer) Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers (producer (collection)) Utility (designed for) Materials and Techniques: Grey herringbone wool, fastened with metal buttons, trimmed with a grosgrain bow
Suit, Hubert de Givenchy, Paris, France: 1955, wool with moiré silk panels in the skirt. "This ensemble was designed by the Parisian couturier Hubert de Givenchy (b. 1927) for Leslie Caron (b. 1931), the French film actress and dancer. It was made for a play called 'Orvet' by Jean Renoir, who was Caron's great friend and mentor. He wrote it for her, and also directed it. It was first performed at the Theatre de la Renaissance, Paris, on 12 March 1955."