An abstract image was created on this coat as if it were a canvas, however, it was totally executed by embroidery. The couching stitches hold vertical wool yarns with silk threads in place to produce the image. Sonia Delaunay, who started her activities as a painter in the 1900s, also designed a wide range of articles including textiles and dresses, crossing the border between fine arts and fashion. Rather than designing high fashion, she created dresses as one of her medium of artistic expression.


  • Title: Coat
  • Creator: Sonia Delaunay
  • Fashion House: none
  • Label: none
  • Manufacturer: Sonia Delaunay
  • Date Created: c. 1925
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: Brown wool embroidered with yarn and silk thread.

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