Designed by Jacques Doucet / Day ensemble / ca. 1920 - 1923Designed by Jacques Doucet
Day ensemble
ca. 1920 - 1923

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Creator Name: Doucet, Jacques
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1871 - 1929
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Jacques Doucet
Title: Day ensemble
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1920
Creation End Date: 1923
Creation Date: ca. 1920 - 1923
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: wool, silk, glass
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 50 in. (127 cm); (b) L. at center back 58 1/2 in. (148.6 cm);(c) L. at center back 32 1/2 in. (82.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1975.15a-c
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. W.G. Constable, 1975
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Suturing skirt and top with dynamic crests, Doucet borrowed the energetic emblems of Cubism as devices for fashion. Abstract pattern makes sense on the figure only as a demonstration of Cubist energy. The cape's exaggerated asymmetry affords an exciting equilibrium, as does the dialogue between the forms of the pleated skirt and the flat blouse.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1975.15a-c
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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