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Designer:
Jacques Doucet (French, Paris 1853–1929 Paris)
Date:
1920–23
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool, silk, glass
Dimensions:
Length at CB (a): 50 in. (127 cm) Length at CB (b): 58 1/2 in. (148.6 cm) Length at CB (c): 32 1/2 in. (82.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. W.G. Constable, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.15a–c
Not on view
Suturing skirt and top with dynamic crests, Doucet borrowed the energetic emblems of Cubism as devices for fashion. Abstract pattern makes sense on the figure only as a demonstration of Cubist energy. The cape's exaggerated asymmetry affords an exciting equilibrium, as does the dialogue between the forms of the pleated skirt and the flat blouse.
Marking: [label] "Doucet/Paris"
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