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  • Madonna as Eva Perón wearing a blue wool suit decorated with beading in the 1996 film "Evita."
    • Hollywood Pictures
    • Buena Vista Pictures

    Evita

    1996

    Costume seen on Madonna as Eva Perón

  • Fran Drescher as Fran Fine wearing a blue wool suit decorated with beading in the episode "The Facts of Lice" in the 1997 series "The Nanny."
    • Sternin & Fraser Ink
    • Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)

    The Nanny: The Facts of Lice

    1997

    Costume seen on Fran Drescher as Fran Fine

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About the Costume

This vintage wool suit has had quite the journey. Palace Costume acquired the item from former president Lydon B. Johnson’s estate and had supposedly been owned by one of his mistresses, but which mistress is unknown, and no photo documentation of the suit being worn has been found at this point.

The suit was acquired from a Palace Costume for Madonna to wear in the 1996 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita, where she played the role of Eva Perón.

The suit was used the following year when it was worn by Fran Drescher as Fran Fine in the fourth season episode of The Nanny entitled The Facts of Lice.

The gown went up for Auction at Julien’s in 2014, where it sold for $10,240. The auction’s description of the costume is as follows:

A robin’s egg skirt suit circa 1940s…The virgin wool suit comprises a tailored jacket with pearlized and jewel tone beaded sprays and a scalloped hem and a slender-fitting skirt with scalloping and beaded sprays. The jacket has Armand’s of Corpus Christi and Palace Costume labels. The skirt has a Palace Costume label. 

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About the Costume

This vintage wool suit has had quite the journey. Palace Costume acquired the item from former president Lydon B. Johnson’s estate and had supposedly been owned by one of his mistresses, but which mistress is unknown, and no photo documentation of the suit being worn has been found at this point.

The suit was acquired from a Palace Costume for Madonna to wear in the 1996 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita, where she played the role of Eva Perón.

The suit was used the following year when it was worn by Fran Drescher as Fran Fine in the fourth season episode of The Nanny entitled The Facts of Lice.

The gown went up for Auction at Julien’s in 2014, where it sold for $10,240. The auction’s description of the costume is as follows:

A robin’s egg skirt suit circa 1940s…The virgin wool suit comprises a tailored jacket with pearlized and jewel tone beaded sprays and a scalloped hem and a slender-fitting skirt with scalloping and beaded sprays. The jacket has Armand’s of Corpus Christi and Palace Costume labels. The skirt has a Palace Costume label. 

This vintage wool suit has had quite the journey. Palace Costume acquired the item from former president Lydon B. Johnson’s estate and had supposedly been owned by one of his mistresses, but which mistress is unknown, and no photo documentation of the suit being worn has been found at this point.

The suit was acquired from a Palace Costume for Madonna to wear in the 1996 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita, where she played the role of Eva Perón.

The suit was used the following year when it was worn by Fran Drescher as Fran Fine in the fourth season episode of The Nanny entitled The Facts of Lice.

The gown went up for Auction at Julien’s in 2014, where it sold for $10,240. The auction’s description of the costume is as follows:

A robin’s egg skirt suit circa 1940s…The virgin wool suit comprises a tailored jacket with pearlized and jewel tone beaded sprays and a scalloped hem and a slender-fitting skirt with scalloping and beaded sprays. The jacket has Armand’s of Corpus Christi and Palace Costume labels. The skirt has a Palace Costume label. 

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