Black Satin Coat with Red Fur Collar

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Satin Coat with Red Fur Collar

Date: 1920 (circa)

Description: black satin full length coat w/red fur collar; Black satin silk with black striped crepe trim and lining, and a red fur collar. This black satin full-length coat open down center front, fastened by interior snaps and two buttons: at neck and waist. It has a high crew neckline with a red fur stand up collar that can be folded in half and snapped down or unfolded to stand against neck. An attached capelet hangs from shoulders and neck at back and loops around armscye to create sleeves with open bottoms. Bands of trim in black matte crepe edge the center front, sleeve cuff and cape hem and there are horizontal knife pleat details at the sleeve cuffs. The inside is lined with striped black crepe. The line of the coat creates two bell-like forms, with volume increasing at the hem and the waist. The balance and proportion are created by the repeating bell: the larger triangle extending from the shoulders to the hem, and the smaller repeating triangle that falls only halfway down the body. This shape almost entirely obscures the body's form, and intends to create a smooth, uninterrupted line. The shiny black of the main form is outlined by the more matte crepe trim, and all is accented by the rich reddish blond fur collar.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2001118

Title

Black Satin Coat with Red Fur Collar

Description

black satin full length coat w/red fur collar; Black satin silk with black striped crepe trim and lining, and a red fur collar. This black satin full-length coat open down center front, fastened by interior snaps and two buttons: at neck and waist. It has a high crew neckline with a red fur stand up collar that can be folded in half and snapped down or unfolded to stand against neck. An attached capelet hangs from shoulders and neck at back and loops around armscye to create sleeves with open bottoms. Bands of trim in black matte crepe edge the center front, sleeve cuff and cape hem and there are horizontal knife pleat details at the sleeve cuffs. The inside is lined with striped black crepe. The line of the coat creates two bell-like forms, with volume increasing at the hem and the waist. The balance and proportion are created by the repeating bell: the larger triangle extending from the shoulders to the hem, and the smaller repeating triangle that falls only halfway down the body. This shape almost entirely obscures the body's form, and intends to create a smooth, uninterrupted line. The shiny black of the main form is outlined by the more matte crepe trim, and all is accented by the rich reddish blond fur collar.

Date

1920 (circa)

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

48 inches (chest), 44 inches (center front length), 47 inches (center back length), 63 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: center back cape length 29 inches across chest 24 inches across back, shoulder to shoulder 10 inches

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Emily McGoldrick, 5/13/08

Color Main

Chest

48

Center Front Length

44

Center Back Length

47

Hem Circumference

63

Measurements Other

center back cape length 29 inches across chest 24 inches across back, shoulder to shoulder 10 inches

All Measurements

48 inches (chest), 44 inches (center front length), 47 inches (center back length), 63 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: center back cape length 29 inches across chest 24 inches across back, shoulder to shoulder 10 inches

Date Earliest

1915

Date Latest

1925

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Public Information

Button missing at neck, below collar

Condition Description

Some mud/dirt splatter caked near hem; some shatttering at hem of lining where creased to attach to body (exterior) of coat

Mannequin

1963 size 14

Storage Location

BOX 7

Work Type

Pattern

Citation

“Black Satin Coat with Red Fur Collar,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed July 14, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/959.