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Title
Fitted knee-length coat with military details.
Names
Alexander, Pearl Levy (Designer)
André (Firm) (Creator)
Collection

André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection

1940s Coat.

Dates / Origin
Place: New York
Date Created: 1941-02-03
Date Issued: Spring, 1940-1941, B
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC Andre COSTU-Coa-194
Topics
Fashion
Coats -- 1940-1949
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949
Uniforms
Hats -- 1940-1949
Braid
Belts (Clothing) -- 1940-1949
Epaulets
Genres
Fashion design drawings
Illustrations
Notes
Source identifier: 24311a (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: "Epaulets" (also "epaulettes") are the shoulder pads of a high-ranking officer's uniform, usually with a fringe of braid at their outer ends. The ones on this coat are soft and stylized with rolled-up ends. The "military cord", (officially called an "aguilette"), shows that its wearer is part of a general or admiral's staff. Note, too, the patriotic eagle motif on the hat and belt buckle.
Content: Includes sketch of back view of garment. Large pockets at the hips give a look which suggests a short jacket worn with a skirt.
Content: The United States was not yet fighting in World War II when this coat was designed, but news from overseas and military preparations at home were on many Americans' minds.
Content: Printed on image: "Collar and epaulets in one. Military cord slips through under epaulet." "Designed by Pearl Alexander" "ANDRE' 570 - 7th Ave. New York City[.] Feb. 3, 1941"
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d6c768a0-c5d2-012f-e4e4-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library holds or manages the copyright(s) in this item. If you need information about reusing this item, please go to: http://nypl.org/permissions

Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1941: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Fitted knee-length coat with military details." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a146-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Fitted knee-length coat with military details." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a146-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1941). Fitted knee-length coat with military details. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a146-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Wikipedia Citation

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Fitted knee-length coat with military details.