Vintage Geiger matching skirt and blouse. Each piece is an dark plum color.Fabric is marked laine vierge which means pure wool.However, it doesn't feel like wool but more of a soft easy wear fabric.
Midi skirt has wide pleats from the wide waist band which has a button closing, side zipper and side seam pockets.Skirt is completely lined with soft plum acetate while the blouse is not lined.Button front with long sleeves and button cuffs.One faux breast pocket.
Label is Geiger, Made in Austria. Each piece is labeled Geiger on the inside and the skirt has the outside metal emblem.
Skirt is a European size 36 which equals a USA size 6.
Jacket is a European size 36 which equals a USA size 6.
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.