Collection Online
133.5 cm (centre back) 59.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
label, inside right front panel, woven in yellow on brown synthetic fabric: worlds / end / McLaren / Westwood / BORN IN ENGLAND
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gerstl Bequest, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical 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.