Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.
Woman's ensemble (dress and coat)
Object Place: France
Center back: 94 cm (37 in.)
Medium or Technique
Rayon, hemp, wool, and synthetic plain weave, lined with silk damask, trimmed with snaps
Not On View
Sleeveless black and white boucle shift dress. Faux placket down the center front ending in an 8” slit. Two pockets at the bust, the right has a small black interlocking C logo, in the upper left hand corner. Each is lined in the same silk lining as the interior of the dress. Collar, hem, and pockets have a row of alternating sides of snaps as a decorative element. No visible seaming on front. Zipper and seam down the center back with a hook and eye closure at the top. Silver/gray silk lining with a woven pattern of scattered flowers and interlocking C’s. 1.5” black twill tape around the hem of the dress. Two labels. One at the right back “Chanel/Made in France/ 03A/ P22345W03212/ B2311/ 42” and a care label midway down the dress, also on the right side.
Black and white boucle coat. At the placket down the center front, collar, hem, cuffs, and pockets there are rows of alternating sides of snaps as a decorative element. Two hook and eye closures down the center front. Two pockets at bust and two at hip level each is lined the same printed silk that lines the coat. Set in sleeves. Lining is printed silk with scattered gray and purple stylized flowers and interlocking C’s, each outlined in black, within the lining are small shoulder pads. The monochrome silver/gray ground fabric also has a woven design of flowers and C’s. The upper sleeves are lined in this same color fabric, also with woven flowers and C’s and the lower sleeve is lined with the printed lining. Two interior labels, on at collar “Chanel/Made in France/ 03A/ P22345W03212/ B2311/ 42” and a care label midway down the left side of the coat.
Gift of Julia Anderson Frankel