Item 105697 - Kimono inspired evening coat, ca. 1920

Item 105697 - Kimono inspired evening coat, ca. 1920
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Item 105697
Kimono inspired evening coat, ca. 1920
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Likely inspired by Asian design esthetics which emerged in Western fashion after Sergei Diagilev’s costumed Ballets Russes debuted in Paris in 1909, this long black long velvet coat evokes a "cocoon" or Kimono style.

The coat includes machine stitching, forming a serpentine pattern throughout the front and back of the torso. Other details include large, wide sleeves, and a rolled collar. The coat is lined in a peau de soie weave silk, a firm yet soft durable silk in a twill weave pattern with a dull satin-like finish. There is no front closure, alluding to the coat's more decorative nature.

The coat was part of the Westbrook College collection before being transferred to Maine Historical Society in 1993.

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