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Designed by:
Arthur McGee, American, 1933 - 2019  Search this
Worn by:
Mary Klein  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
wool and silk
H x W (flat): 30 × 25 1/4 in. (76.2 × 64.1 cm)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
mid 20th-late 20th century
Grey wool tweed jacket designed by Arthur McGee. The jacket has an open front, full-length straight sleeves with folded cuffs, and is trapeze cut falling at the natural hip. The collar is folded over and the lapels are straight and extend down the full front to the bottom hem. The jacket does not fasten shut. It is made from a dark grey wool tweed with a light blue grid woven design. There is a deep patch pocket sewn at the proper right front waist. The facing side of the bottom of the sleeves is made from a bronze silk with an all-over printed design of blue polka dots. This fabric is hidden when the cuffs are folded up, being lined in the wool tweed. The folded collar and front lapels are lined in the bronze and blue polka dot silk. The interior of the jacket is fully lined in the bronze and blue polka dot silk, which is seamed around the neck and front sides, but only loosely tacked along the interior bottom hem. There are no labels.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture