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Evening coat
  • Evening coat
    James, Charles, born 1906 - died 1978
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Evening coat

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    1939-1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James, Charles, born 1906 - died 1978 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lamé brocade

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Charles James

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long evening coat in black and red lamé brocade. The sleeves are joined together by a pleated back yoke, which also forms a stand away collar. The coat has a fitted bodice and flared skirt of complex panel structure. It is open at the front with a cut away curved hem.

Place of Origin

New York (made)


1939-1940 (made)


James, Charles, born 1906 - died 1978 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Lamé brocade

Descriptive line

Evening coat of lamé brocade, designed by Charles James, New York, 1939-1940.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971


Lamé; Brocade


Fashion; Evening wear; Clothing

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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