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Coat
(c. 1927)

Artist/s name
Medium
wool, silk, resin, glass and diamanté buttons
Measurements
118.0 cm (centre back) 61.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
471-D5
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss E. M. Anderson, 1963
Gallery location
Not on display
About

The vogue for outdoor activities saw couturiers produce ready-to-wear garments known as sportswear. Not necessarily worn for competitive activities, sportswear carried connotations of chic, leisure, the open air, relaxation and affluence. Many new fashions appeared at the racetrack. Photographs taken at the races were widely published and played an essential role in disseminating fashion trends.

—text from Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion (Jan 1970)