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Woman's ensemble

Made by Dorothy Smith Coleman

Object Place: Washington D.C., United States


Overall (dress): 114.3 cm (45 in.) Length x width (belt): 88.9 x 6.4 cm (35 x 2 1/2 in.) Length x width (hat): 14 x 21 cm (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.) Length x width (handbag): 18.4 x 14.6 cm (7 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and angora knit, plastic, bakelite, silk lining

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Knit dress with belt, hat, and bag of coral wool and white angora. Bodice of dress in open-work pattern with chevron detail, short, puffed sleeves, white angora trim, A-line skirt with simulated gores; belt with yellow, carved bakelite buckle; small round close-fitting hat with white plastic button trim; and small envelope bag with yellow bakelite handle, white angora embroidery and white silk lining.


Dorothy S. Coleman; Gift to Elizabeth Ann Coleman; Gift to the MFA, January 23, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman