October 1947. A caption on the back of the photo reads:
Young and versatile, this Skipper blue Miron gabardine suit by Burkshire may be dressed up or down with accessories for many important occasions. The hand finished tailleur has a flattering, flaring skirt and short, double-breasted jacket. Designed for San Francisco’s “Fashion Premiere in Paris” on October 16.
A typed index card also fixed to the photo reads:
(grey bedford suit). Shirley Mansfield.
We are saluting the return of another favorite fabric that has been off the market for some time. This suit from Burkshire Coats is made of Bedford Cord, that wonder fabric with surface interest in its fine cording. In this suit, the fabric has been used to bind the pockets, sleeves, collar, and outside edges of the jacket, giving the effect of diagonal striping. Mr. Berkman, of Burkshire Coats, is particularly proud of the hand finishing on all his models. You can see how attractive it looks here.
Photo by Fran Mercer.Back