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English designer Edward Molyneux created the design for this sailor-suit outfit at the height of the vogue for "beach pyjamas," when seaside resorts were becoming more popular in the 1920s and 30s. The design was then imprinted and the garments cut and sewn in New York. The fact that these pieces remained unsold in the shop inventory may say more about the conservative nature of the Tirocchi clientele in 1933 than about Providence fashion in general, although the matching jacket did find a home with a client.

Edward Molyneux
English, active in France,
Russell, manufacturer
American, New York
Pants and Top, 1933
Wool; jersey

Gift of L. J. Cella III




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