This is a Evening Coat.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Museum of the City of New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
Beads were applied to eveningwear from the turn of the 20th century and their popularity—along with that of sequins—reached a peak in the 1920s, when these reflective materials solidly covered handbags, garments, and shoes. Beaded coats provided yet another layer to the highly decorative ensembles of the decade.
It is credited
Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes, 1941, 41.282.
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Its dimensions are
Length (approx.): 48 in.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.