Woman's motoring coat or overcoat

French
about 1910–15
Retailed by Printemps Department Store (French, founded 1865)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 131.4 cm (51 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.572

Medium or Technique

Wool twill weave, shell buttons, steel hooks and eyes

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sleeveless coat with attached short shoulder cape (split at center back) and wing collar, of wool tweed, dark gray with white flecks, giving effect of pinstripes. Double breasted closure with seven gray shell buttons (one missing), metal hooks and eyes at collar. Labeled: “Au Printemps/ Paris/ 60602/ 46” Embroidered letters near left front hem: “FE 1598(?)”

Provenance

Purchased at Ragtime (Françoise Auget) in Paris, France in March 2007; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Daria Petrilli-Eckert