Designed by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel / Suit / 1938Designed by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel

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Creator Name: Chanel, Gabrielle 'Coco'
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1908 - 1971
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel
Creator Name: Vreeland, Diana
Creator Qualifier: Worn by
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Donor/wearer
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1906 - 1989
Creator Name-CRT: Worn by Diana Vreeland
Title: Suit
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1938
Creation End Date: 1938
Creation Date: 1938
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: Silk
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 22 in. (56 cm); (b) L. at center back 29 in. (73.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: CI 54.16.1ab
Credit Line: Gift of Diana Vreeland, 1954

Like much of Mrs. Vreeland's sensibility for fashion and style, the Watteau referencing of this Chanel suit was a compelling part of its glamour. Art was important to Mrs. Vreeland, both as an editor and an exhibition impresario. She favored juxtapositions of art and contemporary fashion in the magazines and aligned art with fashion in her exhibitions. Chanel herself wore the same suit in black.

AMICA ID: MMA_.CI54.16.1ab
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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