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Evening coat
(c. 1925)

silk, metallic thread, rayon (lining)
133.0 cm (centre back) 53.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
Gallery location
Not on display
The flat forms of modern garments provided broad panes for extravagant patterns. Textile design became increasingly bold, with technology evolving the potential for textile patterns. The loose cut of this Coat flaunts a fabric of woven golden-stylised flowers over printed naive floral motifs. Tamaris with large Art Deco scarf, 1925 shows Steichen embracing these same aesthetics.
—text from Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion (Jan 1970)