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97/205/1 Maxi coat, womens, suede / fur / rayon / metal, designed and made by the Purple Parrot, used by Constance Wilson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1968-1969. Click to enlarge.

Womens maxi coat by Purple Parrot

Designed
Coat, maxi, women's, suede, designed and made by the [Purple Parrot], used by Constance Wilson, Sydney, Australia, 1968-1969. Dark red suede maxi coat trimmed with dark brown fur at collar, cuffs, centre front and hem. Coat is princess line, fitted to the waist and flaring to ankle. Centre front opening features 5 red suede buckle closure. Full length sleeve features deep fur cuff. Fully lined in black self spotted [rayon].

Summary

Object No.

97/205/1

Object Statement

Maxi coat, womens, suede / fur / rayon / metal, designed and made by the Purple Parrot, used by Constance Wilson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1968-1969

Physical Description

Coat, maxi, women's, suede, designed and made by the [Purple Parrot], used by Constance Wilson, Sydney, Australia, 1968-1969. Dark red suede maxi coat trimmed with dark brown fur at collar, cuffs, centre front and hem. Coat is princess line, fitted to the waist and flaring to ankle. Centre front opening features 5 red suede buckle closure. Full length sleeve features deep fur cuff. Fully lined in black self spotted [rayon].

Marks

No label

Dimensions

Width

700 mm

Depth

100 mm

Production

Notes

Constance Wilson did most of her shopping in the late 1960s at David Jones 6th Floor and the Purple Parrot in Kings Cross. As the coat doesn't have a label and David Jones normally label their garments she thinks the coat was purchased from the Purple Parrot. This was a boutique in Kings Cross producing made to measure garments-they also had a small collection of off-the-rack garments. They would show the client a range of designs from which they would select the preferred style and fabric. The client would then be measured up and the item made for them.

See note under designed

1968-1969

History

Notes

The coat was worn by Constance Wilson - usually for evening wear and the theatre - worn with a long black ankle length velvet skirt, black or white lace blouse and long black boots with gold trim.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Dr Constance Wilson, 1997

Acquisition Date

24 July 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Womens maxi coat by Purple Parrot 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2022, <https://ma.as/157231>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/157231 |title=Womens maxi coat by Purple Parrot |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=28 June 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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