Madonna Skirt Suit From Evita
This period 1940's red and black mini-check skirt suit was worn by actress and singer Madonna in the title role of Eva Peron in the 1996 motion picture musical, "Evita." The wool suit consists of a fitted hip length jacket and straight knee length skirt. The skirt has a pleated inset at the center front, and the matching long sleeve jacket has a decorative bib front, black velvet edging on the cuffs and collar.
The actress wore the suit onscreen after the Inaugural Ball sequence when Eva decides she must work on her image and make a good impression on the media and the Argentine people to show support for Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce). Eva launches into the musical number "Rainbow High" and is seen wearing this outfit while trying on shoes during a montage sequence showing her being fitted and styled in a wide variety of designer clothing, jewelry, and other accessories.
"Evita" won an Academy Award in 1997 for Best Music, Original Song for "You Must Love Me." Costume Designer Penny Rose won a Golden Satellite Award and also received a 1997 BAFTA nomination for her outstanding work on the production.
The garments are in very good screen worn condition and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the costume house.