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Evening Coat

1936 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Evening coat completely covered in pale pink cellophane arranged in fan shaped motifs with graduated imitation pearls attached. The coat is full length, fitted and slightly flaring; its bottom edge is scalloped. It is sleeveless with oval epaulettes at the shoulder. It fastens, edge to edge, with hooks and eyes and is lined with pink chiffon.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cellophane (Cellulose acetate), silk and artificial pearls (probably cellulose nitrate or cellulose acetate)
Brief Description
Evening coat covered in cellulose acetate, designed by Alix, Paris, France, 1936
Physical Description
Evening coat completely covered in pale pink cellophane arranged in fan shaped motifs with graduated imitation pearls attached. The coat is full length, fitted and slightly flaring; its bottom edge is scalloped. It is sleeveless with oval epaulettes at the shoulder. It fastens, edge to edge, with hooks and eyes and is lined with pink chiffon.

Dimensions
  • Length: 145cm (measured flat)
  • Shoulders width: 46.5cm (measured flat)
  • Chest width: 39cm (measured flat)
  • Waist width: 36cm (measured flat)
  • Hem width: 91cm (measured flat)
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Mrs B Gurschner
Object history
RF number is 1976/688.



The coat was worn with a dress mathing the lining. The design was part of the "Temple of Heaven" collection, 1936, which has a Javanese inspiration.
Collection
Accession Number
T.234-1976

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record createdSeptember 8, 2008
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