Late 40s early 1950s Sun Rose Cutaway Bolero Skirt Suit
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Gorgeous light grey silver rayon fabric makes up this killer suit by Sun Rose of California. Back metal zip and hip pockets on the skirt.
Best fit for measurements up to 40-27-39
Jacket Open, but best for bust up to 42" and high waist about 28"
Skirt Waist 27" (button has been moved, could move back to 26" Hip 40" Length 29"
Very good vintage condition. There is a small hole near the waist of the jacket and the kick pleat has a small repair that is not visible when worn. I could find no other issues to note. Accessories not included.
About the Label
Sol Sunkin was born Schlimie Sonkin in Minsk, Russia in 1899 and came to New York in 1914, eventually working up to be a cutter in the garment industry. In 1936, he moved with his wife and kids to Los Angeles where he found similar employment, and met future business partner Philip Rosenberg. Sunkin and Rosenberg founded Sun-Rose (get it?) Sportswear around 1941. In the 1940s they focused mainly on slack suits made of high quality rayon or wool gabardine, and increasingly threw more skirts and separates into the mix in the late 40s and early 50s. In 1953 they dissolved Sun Rose to form their own sportswear concerns, Sunkin of California and Phil Rose of California. Sunkin died in 1956, but Phil Rose became a prominent West Coast manufacturer who was one of the first to establish overseas factories, opening two facilities in Hong Kong in the early 1960s.