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Golden Brown Cutaway Coat

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2001055

Title

Golden Brown Cutaway Coat

Description

Brown cutaway coat. Wool exterior with silk satin lining, plastic hook and eye fastener at center front, metallic thread in trim.; Rusty brown wool exterior with brown silk satin lining. Metallic bronze and cream decorative lace peacock eye motif trim along inside, covering seam of lining and outer body. This cocoon-shaped rusty brown coat opens down the center front, fastened by plastic red and orange hook and eye clasp. The bottom hem cuts away from fastener to side seam in sweeping curve created by two large pleats on each side. The hem in back is rounded; the longest length is at center back. A flat collar at neckline is cut all-in-one, as is the back and front sides of garment. Even the sleeves are cut as part of body, extending straight from the shoulders with seams at top and bottom. Folded back cuffs with 3-button detail end the sleeves. A trim of peacock feather motif inside covering the attachment of lining to exterior body. The emphasis on curving lines is repeated throughout the forms of the coat. The volume and proportion center in the middle, roughly at the waist. This is a major departure from earlier styles, even a reversal from the corseted figure, the ideal hourglass. The mass in this coat is largest in the middle, tapering on the top at bottom. Not only the main body rounds in the middle, but the sleeves hitting at the widest part adds extra dimension so exaggerate the silhouette. This volume is all created with single small darts at each shoulder and the pleats at the waist.

Date

1915 (circa)

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

20.5 inches (chest), 43 inches (center back length),

Medium

plastic
satin
silk
wool

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1910s

Rights

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Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2001055

Cataloguer with Date

Emily McGoldrick, 5/13/08

Color Main

brown

Closure Type

hooks and eyes

Costume Component

lining

Dimensions Chest

20.5

Dimensions CB Length

43

Dimensions All

20.5 inches (chest), 43 inches (center back length),

Date Earliest

1910

Date Latest

1920

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Outerwear

Function

outerwear

Condition Term

excellent

Condition

very few moth holes; otherwise great

Mannequin

1968-11

Storage Location

BOX 7

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Work Type

coat
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