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Evening coat - Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil

  • Object:

    Evening coat

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)
    1993 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Blow, Selina, born 1966 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rayon velvet with piped silk edging and hand-pressed metal buttons

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.48-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Selina Blow's dashing frock-style coats with flared skirts show her appreciation of historical tailoring. Her designs are theatrical and uncluttered, making frequent reference to the vibrant colours and fabrics of the Far East. To indicate its drama, this particular coat was named after the wicked heroine in Walt Disney's '101 Dalmations'.

Physical description

Grey rayon velvet evening coat with piped grey silk edging and hand-pressed metal buttons.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1997 (made)
1993 (designed)

Artist/maker

Blow, Selina, born 1966 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Rayon velvet with piped silk edging and hand-pressed metal buttons

Descriptive line

Rayon velvet evening 'Cruella de Vil' coat, designed by Selina Blow, Great Britain, originally designed in 1993 and remade in 1997

Labels and date

Selina Blow's dashing frock-style coats with flare skirts show her appreciation of historical tailoring. Her designs are theatrical and uncluttered, making frequent reference to the vibrant colours and fabrics of the Far East. To indicate its drama, this particular coat was named after the wicked heroine in Walt Disney's animated film '101 Dalmations'. [1997]

Production Note

Remade from Autumn/Winter Collection 1993

Materials

Rayon; Silk (textile); Metal

Techniques

Velvet weave

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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