Collection Online
leather, acetate, plastic
147.0 cm (centre back) 67.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, back neckline, woven in red polyester on blue polyester: MARTIN GRANT
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Knee length brown leather coat featuring an exaggerated high collar and border detail of threaded leather straps at sleeve cuffs and hemline. The upper front section of the coat comprises three horizontal panels to the centre front with external welted seams. The corresponding back section has only two upper panels. The lower section has eight vertical panels with identical seams along the length and elbows, and a flap at rear. The coat fastens with six buttons at centre front and a single button at the throat with a leather loop. The sleeves and hemline feature wide border panels with circular holes cut into the top layer of leather through which a single strap of leather is woven. The lining is dark brown acetate.