Worn by Diana Vreeland / Coat / ca. 1959 - 1963Worn by Diana Vreeland
ca. 1959 - 1963

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Creator Name: Vreeland, Diana
Creator Qualifier: Worn by
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Donor/wearer
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1906 - 1989
Creator Name-CRT: Worn by Diana Vreeland
Title: Coat
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1959
Creation End Date: 1963
Creation Date: ca. 1959 - 1963
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Outerwear-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: wool
Dimensions: L. at center back 54 1/2 in. (138.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1979.435.6
Credit Line: Gift of Diana Vreeland, 1979
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

Kashmiri shawls recut into coats indicate the persistence of the West's use of the shawl as an exotic basis for functional apparel. In the 1960s, India provided Western enthusiasts with a mystical attitude fueled by the cultures of music, hippie spiritualism, and drug-inflected idealism.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1979.435.6
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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