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wool, silk, metal, plastic
(a) 61.4 cm (centre back) 51.8 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 48.9 cm (centre back) (blouse)
(c) 60.8 cm (centre back) 36.4 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
(a) label, inside centre back neckline, black on white: CHANEL
(c) label, inside centre back waistline, black on white: CHANEL
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation from the wardrobe of Mrs Mavis Powell by her daughter Mrs Angela Wood, Fellow, 2005
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The suit consists of a jacket, skirt and blouse. The jacket and skirt are made in a woven pale yellow and pale pink plaid tweed fabric. The jacket is hip length, with a thin collar around the neckline and fastens at the centre front with 6 gold metallic buttons. The matching wrap skirt falls below the knee and has a narrow waistband. Sleeveless blouse of pale pink silk, made from fabric identical to the lining of the suit. The blouse has a round neckline and is fastened down the left proper side front with a series of matching buttons.