Pastel Blue Jackie O’ Style Suit


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The cutest pastel 1950s/60s two piece jacket and skirt by Peter Barron of London. This set is just so cool, made from an unlined pale blue and white harlequin patterned knit. This is quintessential Jackie O. The jacket features 3/4 sleeves with a split cuffs, a bold collar with button holes for adornment with other accessories, textured plastic feature buttons. The shape is defined by a tucked waist and a short peplum. The skirt is made to fit tight, just above the knees and has a centre back pleat and metal side zipper with hook and eyes. An easy fabric to wear and maintain, best washed with delicates by hand but probably could be machine washed.

This suit once belonged to fashionista and intrepid traveller, the late Stella Veitch. Stella was known for her taste for well made, fashionable clothing and her independence as a single woman travelling the globe during a time when it was uncommon for women to do so. We love this suit and the story it tells, imagining it neatly folded in a suitcase journeying to New Zealand from England via Africa and the Middle East in the 1960s.

Fits like modern size XS

Model Georgia is a size Small (S) with 92cm chest, 76cm waist, 97cm hip and the skirt was too tight

Jacket Measurements (lying flat):

Shoulder to shoulder 41cm

Underarm to underarm 47cm

Waist 36cm

Shoulder to hem 46cm

Sleeve length 43cm

Arms eye 20cm

Skirt Measurements (lying flat):

Waist 33cm

Hips 45cm

Length 58cm

Label: Peter Barron, London

Provenance: Special collection of Stella Veitch, sourced from NZ

Condition:  Excellent – Three pinhead sized light marks on back jacket. Skirt waistline has a small spattering of light rust marks.