Woman's Coat and Belt

Designed by Hubert de Givenchy, French, 1927 - 2018

Made in Paris, France, Europe


White double-faced wool twill, leather

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

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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

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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.