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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, 1883–1971)
Object Place: Paris, France
Overall: 109 x 86.4 cm (42 15/16 CF x 34 in.Chest)
Medium or Technique
Silk georgette crepe; embroidered
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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”
Purchased by Hulda Newell in Nice, France in 1925; gift to MFA, September 24, 1985.
Gift of Hulda Newell
Reproduced with permission.