I so wish I could come up with something original about Sybil Connolly. We just got in one of her wonderful suits, and the cut is impeccable. I now understand the glowing assessments of her work. I'd give lot to handle one of her pleated linen pieces. Much less wear one! Rather than rehash what is already out there on Connolly's work. I recommend checking out these links. At GlamourDaze, not only can you see some lovely photos, there is a short film clip of her fashion from 1957. And I always think it's fun to see how a designer adapts their line for the home seamstress for the pattern companies, and Wiki Patterns is great for that. And of course, the obituaries in The NY Times and The Independent are very thorough.
And here is our suit. Grey wool in a wonderful weight, with shaped jacket and full pleated skirt, all 24 seamed panels of it. Both pieces are labeled. the jacket with the label shown and the skirt with an earlier label. It just goes to show once again that houses continued to use an older style label until they ran out, overlapping with a newer run, in this case, the older style on the skirt where it was less prominent than on the jacket.