Saturday, April 7, 2018

My Collection: Red wool herringbone Alexis suit with wide brimmed hat

This suit was worn by Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington Colby on "Dynasty."

Joan wore this suit in episode 112 "Sammy Jo."

Alexis wears this suit in a scene with Steven where she gives him some motherly advice after walking in on him and Luke Fuller having a tense conversation in Steven's office.  Alexis also wears this suit in a second scene out to a business lunch where she runs into Lady Ashley Mitchell and delivers Ashley a warning to stay away from Dex Dexter.

Alexis: Dex is mine-- in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Ashley: Bought and paid for, Alexis?
Alexis: Ive never had to pay for it Ashley... Have you?

This suit consists of a skirt, peplum jacket, and belt all in red wool with a herringbone pattern.  The matching red wide brimmed hat is made of straw with a band in the same material as the suit.  The jacket has shoulder pads and a rounded wide collar that is ribbed with six lines that trace the edge of the collar and extend to the middle of the collar half an inch apart.  The jacket's round buttons as well as the wide belt are lined in the red wool herringbone fabric.  The skirt is knee length with a pleated center slit.