CHANEL, Paris (couture house)<br />
 Gabrielle 'Coco' CHANEL (designer)<br/>
<em>Suit</em> (c. 1965) <!-- (front) --><br />

silk, wool, metal<br />
(a) 61.0 cm (centre back) 54.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket) (b) 50.0 cm (centre back) 38.0 cm (waist, flat) (top) (c) 67.0 cm (centre back) 34.8 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria from the wardrobe of Mrs Mavis Powell by her daughter Mrs Angela Wood, Member, 2000<br />
2000.154.a-c<br />
© Courtesy of Chanel, Paris

Introducing Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

These 10-minute introductory talks are the ideal anecdote for Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto. Catch one before you see the exhibition or drop by afterwards for added insights.

Up next: Katie Somerville, NGV Senior Curator, Fashion Textiles on why the suit is an integral chapter in the story of Chanel.


Katie Somerville
NGV Senior Curator, Fashion & Textiles