Acquired from the costume designer Shirley Russell
This outfit comprises a long sleeved dress of cream printed crepe de chine and a coat of black ribbed silk lined in matching crepe de chine. The loose, low waisted bodice and the narrow sleeves of the dress are printed with vertical stripes of black diamonds in varying lengths; its finely pleated skirt transforms these motifs into a rhythmic pattern with a border-printed hem edged in bright blue. The front opening of the coat is faced in wool that matches the blue of the hem, and trimmed with black braid.
This type of stylish but comfortable dressing was promoted by the influential couturière, Coco Chanel, who herself designed ensembles with matching dress and coat linings. The link shows an example of 1929 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, that has a wool coat lined in the pink floral printed chiffon of the dress: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1984.31a-c/