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Harry Angelo Company,
after a French design
American, New York, Paris, Chicago Opera Coat, ca. 1932 Silk; satin, embroidered with beads; silk fringe

Gift of L. J. Cella III

Gleaming white and silver, this simply cut and perfectly proportioned evening wrap is a triumph of modernist classicism. In repose, the heavy silk fringe falls to the ankle, encasing the body in a column of white. In motion, the fringe parts to reveal glimpses of the gown and body beneath.