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silk, metal
(a) 56.7 cm (centre back) 56.1 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 59.6 cm (centre back) (blouson)
(c) 63.8 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
(d) 19.0 × 5.0 × 1.5 cm (necklace)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the House of Chanel through Vogue Australia, 1983
Gallery location
Not on display
(a) Black and white houndstooth jacket with printed silk Jenny Kee lining in Opal Oz design in black and multicoloured pattern. Waist length jacket has notched collar, two pockets at front and two button front opening. The patterned Jenny Kee lining extends over the collar and pocket flaps. The three piece sleeves are finished with two buttons at the cuffs. (b) Blouson top of pure silk printed fabric in a design by Jenny Kee called Opal Oz. This design has a black background with multicoloured design derived from torn up pieces of watercolour paper. Blouson is sleeveless with V-neck, with two knife pleats on each side front and each side back, extending from shoulder to hem. (c) Wrap around skirt in black and white houndstooth, lined with multicoloured pattern on black ground silk, in 'Black Opal' design by Jenny Kee. Skirt front has two overlapping panels with opening at side proper left. Back consists of two overlapping panels with opening at side proper left back. Wraparound panels are fastened at side backs with black metal hook and eye fastenings. (d) Short gold necklace has thick chain and three-dimensional lion's head figure at centre. The chin features square flattered links which are welded to the reverse side of the lion's head. The necklace fastens at the back of the neck with a clasp. The clasp is round and has two, raised interlocking Cs on the surface.