Cocktail Suit

Description:

Cocktail suit of black silk satin consisting of:

A) Waist-length jacket formed of vertically arranged heat-set pleats with five horizontal bands applied across the pleats. There is a panel of ivory/off-white silk extending from the neck of the jacket, forming the collar of the jacket and simulating the effect of a blouse being worn under the jacket. The long sleeves are also pleated, with single band near the base of the sleeves, from which extend ivory/off-white silk mock cuffs. Center front opening with three applied black bows on the lower three horizontal bands. The opening is secured with three hook-and-loop closures hidden by the bows. Lined in black silk.

Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Chanel"
Style number tag beneath designer's label: "10967"

B) Matching mid-length skirt of similarly pleated black silk, with a plain waistband and a single horizontal black silk band 2" below the waistband. Three hook-and-loops in the waistband, and four snaps along closure at left hip. Skirt has a single panel of organza lining in back, the rest of the skirt being unlined to allow more movement of the fabric.

Creator(s): Chanel, Gabrielle "Coco"
Location(s): France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Creation Date: 1960
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
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Creator (Designer):
Chanel, Gabrielle "Coco"

Chanel, Gabrielle "Coco" (b. Saumur, France, 1883 - d. Paris, France, 1971)

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1960
Coverage:
Place
France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Date
1960  
Description:

Cocktail suit of black silk satin consisting of:

A) Waist-length jacket formed of vertically arranged heat-set pleats with five horizontal bands applied across the pleats. There is a panel of ivory/off-white silk extending from the neck of the jacket, forming the collar of the jacket and simulating the effect of a blouse being worn under the jacket. The long sleeves are also pleated, with single band near the base of the sleeves, from which extend ivory/off-white silk mock cuffs. Center front opening with three applied black bows on the lower three horizontal bands. The opening is secured with three hook-and-loop closures hidden by the bows. Lined in black silk.

Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Chanel"
Style number tag beneath designer's label: "10967"

B) Matching mid-length skirt of similarly pleated black silk, with a plain waistband and a single horizontal black silk band 2" below the waistband. Three hook-and-loops in the waistband, and four snaps along closure at left hip. Skirt has a single panel of organza lining in back, the rest of the skirt being unlined to allow more movement of the fabric.

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: 1965.007.009
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc283774
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image