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Evening coat

Evening coat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Etches, Matilda (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk chenille, lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Matilda Etches-Homan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White silk chenille evening coat. Sleeveless but with short capes over each armhole, and the capes and body are covered in rows of black chenille fringe. Silk lining. The coat is calf length, straight and loosely cut. The fringe is used decoratively in horizontal bands across the cape, and vertically in a series of graduated rectangular motifs filling the side of the body. No label

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1950 (made)


Etches, Matilda (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk chenille, lined with silk

Object history note

Donated by Matilda Etches in 1968 along with other pieces. This specific garment is described in the acquisition file on the list of objects collected from Matilda Etches' home in Brighton as:

"1 mantle of black and white chenille"

Descriptive line

Evening coat of silk chenille, designed by Matilda Etches, England, ca. 1950




Evening wear; Formal wear; Women's clothes; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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