Ensemble - Cape Coat and Dress

Description:

Two-piece wool tweed cape/coat street ensemble.

a) Cape coat of wool tweed in three shades of plum. Long, single-breasted coat with cape attached at shoulders. Four button closure with alternating bound buttonholes and supplemented with two hook & eyes. Two small double welt pockets on yoke and two larger double welt pockets at waistline. Coat dress portion is tailored at waistline with 3/4 length sleeves. Small turndown collar. Lined in rust brown colored silk faille.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Adrian / Original"

b) Straight skirt of matching wool tweed. Unlined. Zipper closure.

Creator(s): Adrian, Gilbert
Location(s): United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Creation Date: 1947
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 21
Past 30 days: 2
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Creator (Designer):
Adrian, Gilbert

Adrian, Gilbert (b. Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA, 1903 - d. Los Angeles, California, USA, 1959)

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1947
Coverage:
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Date
1940/1949  
Description:

Two-piece wool tweed cape/coat street ensemble.

a) Cape coat of wool tweed in three shades of plum. Long, single-breasted coat with cape attached at shoulders. Four button closure with alternating bound buttonholes and supplemented with two hook & eyes. Two small double welt pockets on yoke and two larger double welt pockets at waistline. Coat dress portion is tailored at waistline with 3/4 length sleeves. Small turndown collar. Lined in rust brown colored silk faille.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Adrian / Original"

b) Straight skirt of matching wool tweed. Unlined. Zipper closure.

Note:

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

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Series Title: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1967.015.002
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc283698
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image