Collection Online
wool, silk, acetate, glass, metal
100.3 cm (centre back) 72.2 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, centre back neckline, woven in black on white synthetic fabric: Karl Lagerfeld centre back neckline, woven (vertically) in black on white silk: MADE IN FRANCE
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Mrs Esther Balloul, Member, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A black half-length crepe de chine coat with black velvet collar, cuffs, pocket flaps, and decorative applique figures of circus acrobats and jazz dancers, highlighted with black glass beads. The coat is cut with a raglan sleeve, high soft, stand collar cut round into centre front which fastens with six black velvet covered buttons finished with metal rims.