• Digitized Museum Artifact
    Ivory Evening Coat
    John F. Kennedy Museum CollectionSpring-Summer 1961

    A full length collarless ivory silk coat with three-quarter length sleeves (model 3378). This coat has minimal seams and a plain front. With this magnificent opera coat Givenchy paid homage to his mentor Balenciaga by manipulating a great sweep of fabric (double the weight of the used for the matching dress) with a minimum of seams.

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