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Woman's dress

French
1923–25
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, 1883–1971)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 109 x 86.4 cm (42 15/16 CF x 34 in.Chest)

Accession Number

1985.701

Medium or Technique

Silk georgette crepe; embroidered

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s dress. “Gabrielle Chanel, Paris” label. gray-green silk gorgette dress, chain-stitch embroidery; sleeveless, sheer yoke. Main design of interlacing diamond lattice embroidered in green and gold metallic threads framing crimson and gold rosettes; roundels, rosettes, and scrolls embroidered in blue, green, crimson, and gold metallic threads under yoke and along hem of skirt with areas of plain fabric between. Typical of Chanel’s “Russian phase” (1923-25). Written in ink on back of label: “204”

Provenance

Purchased by Hulda Newell in Nice, France in 1925; gift to MFA, September 24, 1985.

Credit Line

Gift of Hulda Newell

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.