Adult Girl Scout Uniform made between 1978-1984.
In 1978, Girl Scouts unveiled a new uniform designed by American high fashion designer Halston. The collection included coordinated sage green polyester gabardine fabric pieces. The Jacket and A-line skirt are shown here. Other options included a long sleeveless vest, and straight legged pants. All pieces would have been worn with an ivory colored silky polyester blouse. Women had the choice of 2 hats – a beret or a visor. A matching sweater was introduced in 1980.
This uniform was an attempt to bring high fashion to Girl Scout leaders and was a very contemporary design.
This uniform is on loan from the Marie Ogdahl collection.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, a collection of “Girl Scout Uniforms Through the Years” is on exhibit at the Museum now through March.