Coat and Pillbox Hat

One of 319 objects in the series: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection available on this site.

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A) Evening coat of forest green wool. Double breasted, with six large buttons having black faceted edges and green pearled centers, and bound buttonholes. Collarless, with black soutache braid outlining neckline and front opening. Loose fitting with very full, bell-shaped, elbow length sleeves pleated into dropped shoulders, faced with green wool part-way back into sleeve. Double welt, angled, slit pockets at sides. Lined in green silk. Designer's label: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original" B) Pillbox hat. Of matching forest green wool, the low, cylindrical crown is edged in double row of matching black soutache braid which crosses ... continued below

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Garnett, Eleanora 1954.

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  • Garnett, Eleanora Garnett, Eleanora (Eleanora Stahl Holstein von Lilienthal Riggio Garnett, b. Estonia, ca. 1900, worked in Shanghai, moved to Rome 1950, also home/salon in New York, USA, active 1950s-1971?, d. 1978?)

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A) Evening coat of forest green wool. Double breasted, with six large buttons having black faceted edges and green pearled centers, and bound buttonholes. Collarless, with black soutache braid outlining neckline and front opening. Loose fitting with very full, bell-shaped, elbow length sleeves pleated into dropped shoulders, faced with green wool part-way back into sleeve. Double welt, angled, slit pockets at sides. Lined in green silk.

Designer's label: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original"

B) Pillbox hat. Of matching forest green wool, the low, cylindrical crown is edged in double row of matching black soutache braid which crosses on right and is trimmed with small sphere covered in matching wool. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and black elasticized band for securing hat to wearer's head. Lined in black silk(?).

Designer's label: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original"

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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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Texas Fashion Collection

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  • 1954

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  • March 16, 2015, 2:32 p.m.

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  • March 28, 2015, 2:44 a.m.

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Garnett, Eleanora. Coat and Pillbox Hat, physical object, 1954; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501367/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.