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silk, wool, metal
(a) 61.0 cm (centre back) 54.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 50.0 cm (centre back) 38.0 cm (waist, flat) (top)
(c) 67.0 cm (centre back) 34.8 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
(a) label, inside centre back, woven in black on white: CHANEL
label, inside centre back, woven in red on cream acetate: MADE IN FRANCE
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria from the wardrobe of Mrs Mavis Powell by her daughter Mrs Angela Wood, Member, 2000
© Courtesy of CHANEL, Paris
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a) Jacket of silk/wool blend fabric, woven in pink, red and cream 'random plaid'. Black braid trims the collar, centre front edges, sleeve cuffs and pockets. The jacket fastens at the centre front with four fabric-covered buttons, each one embellished with a metallic gold cross. The full lining in pale pink silk has vertical quilted channels, and the inside hem is weighted with a metallic gold chain. (b) Sleeveless top of pale pink silk, trimmed with wool/silk fabric and black braid, fastening at the centre front with five fabric-covered buttons embellished with a metallic gold cross. (c) The mid-length matching 'random plaid' wrap skirt is trimmed with black braid at the waist and front flap edge. It is secured with a metal hook and loop fastener and lined with pale pink silk.