Woman's fur coat

American
1980s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center Back Length: (134 cm) (52.8in)

Accession Number

2009.4194

Medium or Technique

Persian lamb fur; plastic beads; silk satin weave; suede

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s black Persian lamb fur coat with long blue fur at the collar to the shoulders, cuffs and a large portion of the hem. The black Persian lamb fur on the body of the coat is woven to create a textured spiral effect that gives depth to the textile. Blue suede covered cording is sewn onto the black fur in diagonal rows. The neckline has a small flat laying collar that is directly bordered by long, black lamb fur. The center front closure consists of four large, metal hook and eyes.The back of the coat has an extended collar of long blue fur that comes to a V at the center back. The blue suede covered cording rows continue from the front of the coat and repeat this V shape in rows on the back. This pattern also has blue suede bows attached at the center point of each V. The coat is fully lined in black silk satin weave and has large interior shoulder pads with thick interfacing in the lapel.

Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.