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A7527-2 Coat, part of outfit, 'Opera House', knitted cotton, designed by Jenny Kee, made by Jan Ayres for Flamingo Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980. Click to enlarge.

Coat from 'Opera House' outfit by Jenny Kee

Designed
This knitted coat is part of a women's ensemble designed by Jenny Kee and made by Jan Ayres for Flamingo Park. The cardigan-style coat has short sleeves, a round neck, a front buttoning closure and a ribbed band at the bottom. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is depicted in black across the centre front. A stylised white Australia shape, crossed by a black diagonal line, lies on the right breast. Two parallel, diagonal lines, one black, one white, lie on the left breast. A band of blue runs beneath …

Summary

Object No.

A7527-2

Object Statement

Coat, part of outfit, 'Opera House', knitted cotton, designed by Jenny Kee, made by Jan Ayres for Flamingo Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980

Physical Description

This knitted coat is part of a women's ensemble designed by Jenny Kee and made by Jan Ayres for Flamingo Park. The cardigan-style coat has short sleeves, a round neck, a front buttoning closure and a ribbed band at the bottom. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is depicted in black across the centre front. A stylised white Australia shape, crossed by a black diagonal line, lies on the right breast. Two parallel, diagonal lines, one black, one white, lie on the left breast. A band of blue runs beneath the Bridge representing the sea. The Harbour Bridge design extends around under the arm to the back of the dress. A design of the Sydney Opera House runs across the centre back in white, with the band of blue sea continuing below. A stylised black outline of Australia is on the left shoulder blade, crossed by a diagonal black line. Two parallel white lines slant across the left shoulder blade. The dress has a border of white rectangular shapes against a black ground on the neck and arms. The ribbed band at the bottom carrys a similar black and white border. This design is repeated down each side of the centre front opening with blue plastic buttons running down one side of the border. A pocket has been inset into both side seams.

Marks

Maker's label handsewn on the neckline with the text 'Jan / Ayres / FOR / FLAMINGO / PARK / SYDNEY' in black print.
The label features a stylised line drawing of a womans face. Sewn to the side of maker's label is a white fabric label bearing the text 'DRY CLEAN ONLY' in black print.

Dimensions

Width

750 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Jenny Kee and made by Jan Ayres for Flamingo Park, Sydney, Australia, 1980

Cite this Object

Harvard

Coat from 'Opera House' outfit by Jenny Kee 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 3 December 2021, <https://ma.as/191855>

Wikipedia

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