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1927: Chanel meets Japan

Gabrielle Chanel uses a French ombré textile with pattern sources from the Japanese kimono but brings to it the ethos of chaste minimalism. As Western fashion designers discovered from the East that untailored lengths of fabric could constitute modern dress, the cylinder and the textile plane became the new forms for apparel. This coat is from the year 1927.

Photography courtesy of Met Museum

Sunday, 18.03.2012
14:00 (Cet)

 
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