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Medium
nylon
Measurements
133.5 cm (centre back) 59.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
England
Accession Number
2001.19
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gerstl Bequest, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The black nylon coat is constructed from 13 panels. The front is made from 4 panels, the right side is slightly wider and wraps around the body, and secured in place with a sash belt. The collar falls into large rounded lapels that fall irregularly. The right sleeve is 3/4 length, like a kimono sleeve, except at the shoulder where it forms a large floppy peak. The back collar features a triangular gusset, and a free-floating panel from the shoulder. The back has complex skirt panel construction gathered on each side to shape the coat.