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Khaki Twill Suit with Split Skirt

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2004027

Title

Khaki Twill Suit with Split Skirt

Description

Gold Twill Riding Suit - Jacket and Culotte skirt; Jacket: gold twill cotton; peaked lapel collar; knee length; paneled seaming down the front with princess seams and seams that run from the shoulder down the full length of the jacket; fit and flare silhouette; two pockets with flaps on the hips of both sides; three brown and gold tortoise shell style possibly plastic buttons down center front; center back and princess seams down the entire length of the back, the seam in the center back splits at upper back. Skirt: full flared paneled skirt with culottes pants underneath (culottes in the back but becomes skirt in the front); pants of the back attach to the skirt of the front at the front buttons; two princess seams at front of skirt with nine buttons down each side to the bottom; split up the back to the posterior, two pockets with flaps at full hip with bottom closer, no lining; grosgrain ribbon inner waist facing; hook and eye closer at front at waist.

Creator

Kamp-It

Date

1910-1920

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

36 inches (chest), 28 inches (waist), 29 inches (center front length), 36.5 inches (center back length), other measurements: "Jacket: chest = 36; center front length = 29; center back length = 36.5
Skirt: waist = 28; CF length skirt: 34 CB length skirt: 34"

Medium

cotton
ribbon
metal
plastic
twill

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1910s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2004027

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 5/7/2004; Sharon Scoble, Sarah Saiz 2/26/2010

Color Main

green

Closure Type

buttons
hooks and eyes

Dimensions Chest

36

Dimensions Waist

28

Dimensions CF Length

29

Dimensions CB Length

36.5

Dimensions Other

"Jacket: chest = 36; center front length = 29; center back length = 36.5
Skirt: waist = 28; CF length skirt: 34 CB length skirt: 34"

Dimensions All

36 inches (chest), 28 inches (waist), 29 inches (center front length), 36.5 inches (center back length), other measurements: "Jacket: chest = 36; center front length = 29; center back length = 36.5
Skirt: waist = 28; CF length skirt: 34 CB length skirt: 34"

Label

Kamp-It / Outing Clothing / Bird Jones & Kenyon, Utica NY'/ '31 / Divided Skirt'/ 'Von Lengerke & Antoin / Sporting Goods Exclusive / Chicago'

Donor

Nancy Brandon Allen

Date Earliest

1910

Date Latest

1920

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Sport

Function

sports clothing

Condition Term

very good

Condition

few stains

Storage Location

K8

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Brandon Allen , VC Class of 1939

Exhibition Notes

One example of women's fashion for camping and recreation that allowed for the dual purposes of appearing feminine as well as being practical for physical activity was the divided skirt. This one is made by the camping company 'Kamp-it'which was a sister brand to the popular sporting goods company Duxbak, which was regularly advertised in the many outdoors magazines in the early twentieth century and made lighter more fashionable camping clothing targeted mainly towards women. The function of the dress allows for feminine ascetics while at the same time providing for the use of physical activity. The divided skirt is a 'full flared paneled skirt with culottes pants underneath, pants of the back attach to the skirt of the front at the front buttons…' This skirt gives the appearance of a typical full skirt for women's fashion, although plainer and made out a sturdy gold cotton twill to make it durable, but it also functions as pants for camping when the front flap is unbuttoned. This divided skirt represents the struggle between the femininity and functioning in women's sportswear, that arouse as a result of the rise of leisure and recreation and women's growing participation in it.
Researched by Sarah Saiz ‘10 and Holly Hummel

Work Type

suit
jacket
skirt
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