The Corcoran and Cosmos Tops and our Essential Skirts

Our specialty tops – the Corcoran and the Cosmos – are what to wear to that special evening out – whether it’s a cocktail party or a quiet dinner with friends.

 The Corcoran Top


The Corcoran Gallery of Art was founded for the purpose of encouraging American genius and stands as a major center for American art. The enlightened Corcoran top is a tribute to the diverse artists that populate this expansive Beaux-Arts building and mirrors the American ideal of freedom of movement, with just a hint of European sophistication.


With its extended graceful bateau neck top and signature butterfly sleeves, this top is ethereal in essence.  The bodice is fitted at the bust and then flows to the top of the hip where it is finished with a two inch fitted band.  The blouse is beauty in motion, with open sleeves that flutter as you move.  Elegant and enlightened in design, the Corcoran top is the perfect piece to wear with cigarette pants or a pencil skirt, taking you to the most inspiring art collection openings, cocktail receptions or dinner with friends.


Deep Purple

100% Silk.

Dry Clean Only



The Cosmos Top


Founded in 1878, the Cosmos Club is made up of members from virtually every profession that has anything to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual distinction. Housed in one of Washington’s most elegant turn-of-the century residences, today the Cosmos Club is a center of good fellowship, where members meet socially to exchange ideas and take part in lectures, concerts and dinners. Our Cosmos Top is the essence of enlightened genius and fashionable distinction.

The Cosmos Blouse is the most stunning and enduring cocktail top you can have in your wardrobe. The beauty of the top lies in the exquisite construction of the pleated structured shoulders that descend into a modified butterfly sleeve to the elbow, the elegant neckline that regally sits upon the neck and then curves down to a very deep vee, and the fitted bodice that begins at the empire waist and falls to the top of the hip.  It is a work of art.  Wear it with a pencil skirt or full or fitted pants every time you have a special reception or dinner.  You will be noticed.



100% Polyester

Dry Clean Only


As you can see from the photos above, we pair these dressy tops with any one of our essential skirts – the M Street, in an ultra-wearable Ponte, or the Copley – available in chic boucle, timeless velvet or silky, super 120 wool.

The M Street Skirt

M Street is not only a major thoroughfare through the heart of DC, it is also the bustling epicenter of Georgetown, lined with chic boutiques and restaurants. The M Street Skirt is the essential piece for every woman’s wardrobe. Comfortable and easy, it’s a snap to throw on for a day of shopping, but also elegant enough to wear for dinner at a cozy French bistro.

With a two-inch, elastic waistband and straight lines to the knee, the Ponte knit M Street is the skirt you’ll pull from your closet when heading out for a day on the go. Pair back to a bright tee, easy jacket or any easy-breezy sweater and you’ll be set for the day.  We love it with our Potomac Top in black or cream for an enlightened, streamlined look. Or, dress it up in the evening with a specialty top, like our Cosmos Top. The M Street is your consummate travel skirt.



60% Rayon, 35% Polyester, 5% Spandex

Dry Clean Only


The Copley Skirt

The arched doorways and grey stone of neo-Gothic Copley Hall, a cornerstone building on the Georgetown campus, emulate the iconic Healy Hall. The classic appeal of this collegiate building inspired our design for the enduring style of the Copley skirt.

The Copley skirt is the counterpart to the Healy skirt, each one meticulously tailored for different body types.  A classic pencil skirt, the Copley features a defined waistband that fits at the natural waist, accentuating the feminine form. It is designed for an hour-glass figure, with room at the hips, then curving gently to the knee. Everlasting in design, the Copley skirt is an essential foundation piece for every woman’s wardrobe.


Self: 100% Wool Boucle, Lining: 100% Rayon

Dry Clean Only




Self: Velvet: 18% Silk, 82% Rayon, Lining: 100% Rayon

Dry Clean Only




Shell: 100% Italian Super 120 Wool Lining: 100% Rayon

Dry Clean Only


All are available online and in-store at Julia Farr


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