evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat

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Evening Coat


In his Fall 1953 collection, which became known as “Cupola” (or Dome), Christian Dior introduced coats and jackets with a wide, rounded barrel shape. This elegant Norell coat reflects the popularity of the Dior style, which was widely copied around the world. Made from Indian brocade of silk and metallic thread, the coat has threequarters- length raglan sleeves and is decorated with jewel-like buttons. The barrel style was short-lived, and by the mid-1950s prominent waistlines were again a strong design feature of dresses and coats.

Stephen Rotondan, New York; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1990).

Object Information

creation date
1953-1954
materials
silk brocade, metallic threads, rhinestone buttons
dimensions
L: 42 in. | 106.7 cm
mark descriptions
label: Traina Norell
accession number
1990.15
credit line
Gift of Stephen Rotondan
colors