Vintage Geiger pleated skirt. Navy blue background with lighter blue and gold florals throughout. Fabric is 85% wool, 15% nylon with an acetate lining. Pleated from the high waist band which has a button closing and side zipper. Completely lined with side seam pockets on both hips.
Label is the famed Geiger, Made in Austria. Label is on the interior and a small metal emblem on the waist band.
European size 40 which is a USA size 7.
Waist is 30"
The following information is provided courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild.
Geiger Tyrol is a traditional Austrian clothing maker, started in 1906 by Barbara Geiger. She adapted traditional Tyrolean knit patterns and, using wool acquired locally from farmers, started a cottage industry. By the 1950s, the company was well established and was chosen to outfit the Austrian ski team in 1954. The development for which Geiger is best known, the Tyrolean Walk Jacket, came about in 1957. Before that time, walk jackets were knit two sizes too large, and then boiled to shrink the jacket to a proper fit. Geiger developed a boiled wool fabric that could be boiled first, then cut out in the correct size. Today, Geiger is still a family-owned and family-run business, with the fourth generation of Geigers at the helm.
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This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Roanoke, Virginia.