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Coat

Coat

  • Place of origin:

    Paris, France (made)

  • Date:

    summer 1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jeanne Lanvin, born 1867 - died 1946 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black crêpe and silk chiffon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs I. Godlewska de Aranda

  • Museum number:

    T.29-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

This knee-length afternoon coat, designed by Jeanne Lanvin, is made of black silk chiffon, to which squares of black wool crepe have been applied arranged in a radial pattern from the yoke, increasing in size towards the hem. The binding cuffs and double band collar are of the same material. The coat is cut with a slight flare from shoulder to hem and there is no fastening. The sleeves are long, slightly full and tapering to the wrist.

This coat is a significant example of the meeting between fashion and modernity: the geometrical forms, assembled according to the 'collage' technique, refer to the strong influence of abstract art on fashion during the 1920s. Black became an increasingly fashionable colour for elegant evening wear and was popularised by Coco Chanel in the mid-1920s.

Physical description

Knee-length afternoon coat of black silk chiffon to which are applied squares of black wool crepe ararnged in a radial pattern from the yoke, and getting larger towards the hem. The binding cuffs and double band collar are of the same material. The coat is cut with a slight flare from shoulder to hem and there is no fastening. The sleeves are long slightly full and tapering to the wrist.

Place of Origin

Paris, France (made)

Date

summer 1929 (made)

Artist/maker

Jeanne Lanvin, born 1867 - died 1946 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Black crêpe and silk chiffon

Marks and inscriptions

'Jeanne Lanvin Paris is made in France'
Eté 1929
'20985'

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/88

Descriptive line

Knee-length afternoon coat of black silk chiffon

Materials

Chiffon; Crepe; Silk chiffon

Techniques

Machine sewing; Hand sewing

Categories

Fashion

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection code

T&F

Qr_O85654
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