Designed by
Lowe, Ann, American, 1898 - 1981
Date
early 1960s
Medium
silk satin with glass and pearl beads
Dimensions
H x W x D: 56 × 53 × 1 in. (142.2 × 134.6 × 2.5 cm)
Description
A formal, hand-beaded coat in plum silk satin with cream silk satin lining, designed and made by Ann Lowe.
The long, dark plum colored silk coat has 3/4 length sleeves and an A-line cut. The sleeve cuffs, center front, and neckline is beaded in a floral pattern. Short, clear cylindrical beads form the border and clear circular and cylindrical beads and pearls form the shapes of flowers and leaves. There are a few loose strands of beads along the front openings. There is a hook and eye closure at the neck.
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Type
coats
Topic
Clothing and dress
Design
Fashion
Fashion design
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, In memory of Benjamin and Ione Stoddard of Madeleine Couture inc., New York, New York
Object number
2019.15
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd555e32c06-889a-4880-a8b0-c927091be490

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