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Woman's pantsuit

Designed by Karl Lagerfeld (German (active in France), born in 1938), For House of Chanel (French, founded 1909)

Object Place: Paris, France


Jacket (center back): 72.39 cm (28 1/2 in.); trousers (waist): 28 in. (71.1 cm), (outseam): 44 in. (111.8 cm); blouse: 53.34 cm (21 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (boucle and gauze), silk plain weave (crêpe and organza)

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Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s pantsuit of black wool bouclé single-breasted, single-button jacket with two front breast and two hip pockets; black piping on edges and pockets, four buttons on each cuff, and gold chain around inside bottom hem. Black wool gauze trousers, with silk shorts as lining; two pleats on either side of front closure, side seam pockets lined with silk, and two buttons at waistband. Ivory silk crêpe collarless, long-sleeved blouse, horizontally-pleated to waist; front center closure, mother-of-pearl buttons, hidden placket. Large black organza bow at center neck, with tails hanging down front of blouse, backed by white organza. Horizontal pleats on cuffs, with fake pearl buttons. Label: “Chanel”


Gift of Mrs. William McCormick Blair Jr. to MFA, December 31, 1998.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr.