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Boué Soeurs (French). Court presentation ensemble, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. George Henry O'Neil, 1968 (C.I.68.48a–e)

Boué Soeurs (French). Court presentation ensemble, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. George Henry O'Neil, 1968 (C.I.68.48a–e)

With the introduction of her couture shop to the Parisian fashion radar in 1914, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel seemingly created an entirely new female fashion persona. Her oeuvre catered to idyllic comfort and moveability, while her finishing techniques and intentionally ostentatious accessory items provided the Parisian upper classes a fashionable exclusivity. This gown and matching evening cape, is constructed from Chanel's signature black silk crêpe and  combed ostrich feathers  1933-35

With the introduction of her couture shop to the Parisian fashion radar in 1914, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel seemingly created an entirely new female fashion persona. Her oeuvre catered to idyllic comfort and moveability, while her finishing techniques and intentionally ostentatious accessory items provided the Parisian upper classes a fashionable exclusivity. This gown and matching evening cape, is constructed from Chanel's signature black silk crêpe and combed ostrich feathers 1933-35

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