In 1960, Diana Vreeland (editor of Harper's Bazaar magazine) received a 10 page letter from Jacqueline Kennedy seeking help in finding American designers who fit her fashion style. One of the three designers that was suggested was Stella Sloat- who defined the signature simplicity of her well-made sportswear separates as "what is left after you take everything away." In 1971, Miss Sloat closed Sloat & Company (which was founded by her father Morris and also ran it with her brothers Herbert and Archine). In 1972, Dalton Cashmires coaxed her out of retirement to design for them. She would stay there until 1977. Sloat was known during the 50's and 60's for her tailored skirts and fine fabrics.
This skirt dates from when Sloat designed for Dalton Cashmires (1972-1977). It is marked Stella Sloat for Dalton. It has a white background with red, yellow, and blue flowers.
Size is a vintage 14, which fits more like a modern 8/10.