Collection Online
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
© Courtesy of CHANEL, Paris
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
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.