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silk, wool, brass, metal
(a) 64.0 cm (centre back) 58.2 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 64.0 cm (centre back) 38.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
(a) label, back neckline, woven in black on white silk: CHANEL
label, back neckline, stamped in ink on silk: 39043
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mavis Powell, 1986
Gallery location
Not on display
Two piece cream boucle wool suit comprising skirt and jacket. The jacket has a 3 cm stand collar and fastens centre front with five brass buttons and hand bound buttonholes. Set-in three piece tailored sleeves with three buttons fastenings. The brass buttons are cast with the raised interlocking CC logo. Two mock pocket flaps are attached to each side front, a smaller one on the waist, and a bigger one on the hip. The suit is finished with quilted lining and overcast edges.