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Woman's ensemble

French
Spring/Summer 2005
Designed by Karl Lagerfeld (German (active in France), born in 1938), Designed for House of Chanel (French, founded 1909), Embroidered by Montex (French)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.) Center back (dress): 97.9 cm (38 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5097.1-2

Medium or Technique

Jacket: cotton knit; painted, sequins, silk plain weave (crepe) Dress: cotton knit; painted, sequins, silk plain weave (crepe)

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Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cotton tweed suit painted in a gradation of colors from ivory to gray. Jacket has 3/4 length sleeves and a frayed cord on the hem. Cuffs and faux pockets are trimmed with sequins in the same gradation of colors. Lined in gray silk crepe, interior label reads “ETE 05 No 23 Jacqueline.”

Cotton tweed suit in a gradation of colors from ivory to gray. Knee-length sleeveless dress with “American armholes” and frayed cord on the hem. Sequins waistband in the same gradation of colors. Zipper at center back. Lined in gray silk crepe.

Provenance

2005, created by the Chanel atelier for the Spring/Summer 2005 haute couture season; gift of Chanel to the MFA (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Chanel, Paris