Return to Previous Page

Woman's Coat and Belt

Designed by Hubert de Givenchy, French, born 1927

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1973

Medium:
White double-faced wool twill, leather

Dimensions:
Center Back Length: 43 inches (109.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1979-114-1a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr., 1979

Social Tags [?]

There are currently no user tags associated with this object.


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
Restrained elegance is the basis of Hubert de Givenchy’s style; the words distinguished and discreet have been applied to both his clothes and his clients. Givenchy’s designs emphasize line rather than decoration, and he carefully balances volume and proportion. The classically simple silhouette of this slim coat is set off by beautifully finished horizontal seams in the double- faced wool that produce a ribbed effect. The purity of the coat’s design is complemented by a narrow belt and plain buttons.

Return to Previous Page