Not currently on display at the V&A

Coat

1950s (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool
Brief Description
Women's woollen swing coat, designed by Mainbocher, New York, 1950s
Physical Description
Women's swing coat of blue and white checked wool.
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Mrs D.M. Haynes and Mrs M. Clark
Object history
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).
Collection
Accession Number
T.94-1982

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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