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Evening Coat

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage

About this object

This long lavender cape-coat has three quarter length sleeves and is closely fitted through the upper body and full at the hem. The front panel and sleeve are cut in one with an underarm gusset. Sleeves are turned back in a wide cuff. The garment has a padded, rolled collar with square cut points. One fabric covered button fastens the coat at center front neck. A broad back yoke is created from a series of panels and a small triangular sleeve gusset. A full skirt, consisting of three tiers of gathered panels, is attached to the back yoke. Each panel increases in volume to create a dramatic capelike silhouette at back. The garment is unlined.

Object name:
Evening Coat
Made from:
Silk faille
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
neck to hem center front __57.00 IN ||neck to hem center back __59.00 IN __ __ __ __ __ __length of back yoke is 14" ||circumference at hem (edge to edge) __ __ __ __290.00 IN ||collar width __8.00 IN
neck to hem center front __144.78 CM ||neck to hem center back __149.86 CM __ __ __ __ __ __length of back yoke is 14" ||circumference at hem (edge to edge) __ __ __ __736.60 CM ||collar width __20.32 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
label __Oldric / Royce inc. / NEW YORK __near arm ||note __Lavendar / Evening coat / around / 1958 __ __handwritten note with garment
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post"