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Medium: Red, grey and blue checked wool tweed, leather, plastic
Credit: Gift of Mr. Rodman A. Heeren
This checkered tweed suit consists of a jacket and culottes. Its wearer, Brazilian Aimée de Heeren, moved to New York in the late 1930s and quickly became a fixture in the city’s high-society circles. She also patronized the noted Viennese tailoring house of Knize, which had a branch in Paris. Her Knize suit is not only a rare example from this noted firm, it is also an extremely fine example of sports clothing that, with its scalloped collar and pockets, is feminine and charming.
Object Number: 68.151.5