Suit, Jean Dessès (French, born Egypt, 1904–1970), manufactured by I.M. Bagedonow: 1953, French, wool. "This suit from 1953 is unique, most notably in the construction of the skirt. The draping of the front panel is consistent with the designer's technique and is typical of the period. While the suit is well-tailored to the silhouette, the draping at the front panel adds emphasis to the waist."