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Chanel, Coco; 1960's dark red wool suit

Description

Chanel burgundy (red dark) wool suit; JACKET: self braid classic jacket; braid tie at neckline; braid strip seaming at left and right center which forms pockets; long set-in sleeves with flap 2 button closure; burgundy and gold buttons center front and cuffs; quilted lining in burgundy silk, edged with gold chain at jacket hemline; SKIRT: knee length, 8 panels; slightly flared/A-line; left side seam zipper closure; quilted lining in burgundy silk wool tweed

Source

HCT.1985.22.9ab

Relation

Additional fiber images and information available at the CAMEO Materials Database at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Provenance

This suit belonged to Eugenia Sheppard who was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1899. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1921 and began working for the Columbus Dispatch in the 1930s. Eugenia moved to New York in 1937 and was on the staff of Women's Wear Daily for 18 months before joining The New York Herald Tribune. She became the fashion editor in 1947 and began her now-famous fashion column, Inside Fashion." It was a noted column as she included gossipy details about designers and their clients in addition to describing the clothes."

Designer

Chanel, Coco

Design Elements

Two-Piece Tailored Sleeve, Dirndle Skirt

Fiber/Fabric Information

Wool suit with silk lining

Decade

1960-1969

Color

Red dark

Files

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1985.22.9ab RF.jpg
jacket front.jpg
jacket interior.jpg
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jacket hem.jpg
jacket neck tie.jpg
cuff.jpg
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Silk Fiber
Silk Fiber
Silk Fiber
Silk Fiber
Wool Fiber
Wool Fiber
Wool Fiber
Wool Fiber
Wool Fiber

Collection

Citation

“Chanel, Coco; 1960's dark red wool suit,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed December 10, 2018, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/2820.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.