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Gordon Bennett

Fashion Design
1905 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'Gordon Bennett'. Brown motoring duster coat with hood and large pockets.
1 of 106 dress designs for Summer 1905 bound in volumes.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleÉté, 1905 (named collection)
Materials and Techniques
pen and ink and watercolour drawing on paper
Brief Description
Jeanne Paquin, Summer 1905. 'Gordon Bennett'. Brown motoring duster coat with hood and large pockets.

1 of 106 fashion designs for Été, 1905.
Physical Description
'Gordon Bennett'. Brown motoring duster coat with hood and large pockets.

1 of 106 dress designs for Summer 1905 bound in volumes.
Dimensions
  • Page height: 36.6cm (approx)
  • Page width: 29.5cm (approx)
Credit line
Given by the House of Worth
Object history
This coat, which appears to be designed for sporting or motoring purposes, was presumably named "Gordon Bennett" after James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841-1918), called Gordon Bennett to distinguish him from his father. He was the publisher of the New York Herald, and a sports and motoring enthusiast who sponsored a early motor-racing trophy. the Gordon Bennett Cup, in the early 1900s, along with other trophies, including the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, a hot-air-ballooning race which still continues today.



- Daniel Milford-Cottam (December 2013)
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
Collection
Accession Number
E.1079-1957

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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