Correspondent’s Skirt

There’s the famous Correspondent’s Jacket, Correspondent’s Bag, Correspondent’s Dress and now, in the Spring 1986 catalogue, the Correspondent’s Skirt. “Female members of the working press must dress for the practical demands of the job as well as for situations that require more finesse. Our Correspondent’s Skirt offers a neat compromise: slim and flattering, it’s also as cannily constructed as a press conference question. Deep cargo pockets hold notebooks, Polaroids, and press pass; buttoned bellows pockets expand to carry business cards, pencils, extra film, packets of instant coffee. Two more pockets in back keep lunch receipts, messages from editors and long-distance bills safely out of sight. Fore and aft are deep pleats to expedite pursuit of slippery sources. Most reasonably priced, in three no-nonsense neutrals, this skirt covers everything from a coup d’etat to a state dinner.”

Pictures courtesy Kimberlee English Anderson.

About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

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