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  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    1950s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mainbocher, born 1891 - died 1976 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs D.M. Haynes and Mrs M. Clark

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Women's swing coat of blue and white checked wool.

Place of Origin

New York (made)


1950s (designed)


Mainbocher, born 1891 - died 1976 (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

Opal Holt was born in Canada in 1887 but lived in the US until the end of the Second World War. She travelled extensively between the wars and was in the first plane to land in Bali. She married Herbert Holt, a Canadian who lived a large part of his life in England, as her third husband in 1946. They came to England and Europe every summer and Opal Holt began buying clothes in Paris for her life in England, and for the Bahamas in Winter, over a period of about thirty years. She died in 1980.

Given by Mrs D.M Haynes and Mrs. Clark (nee Holt; Opal Holt's step-daughters).

Descriptive line

Women's woollen swing coat, designed by Mainbocher, New York, 1950s


Fashion; Women's clothes; Day wear

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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