E2. Emperor
Gift of John F. Young

Chapell '87 (at proper left back hem)
"Iconic to Ironic: Fashioning California Identity," OMCA Great Hall, March 15 - September 21, 2003

Jacket is cotton plain weave, handpainted to resemble a Chinese or Japanese kite, in blue, green, navy blue, pink, burgundy color, cream color, teal blue, mauve, and ecru. Coat is edged with blue cotton plain weave bias tape, and lined with the same blue cotton plain weave. The jacket is interlined with a thin layer of batting, and many major design lines have been machine stitched with black thread, giving a quilted effect. Dolman sleeves have been cut in one piece with the body of the garment. Jacket has kimono-style collar, and closes in the front with two ties of nylon cord. Jacket is from Nancy Chapell's 'Kite Coat' series, a collection of wearable art garments that were inspired by Asian kite designs. See donor file for more information and press clippings.

Nancy Chappell, born 1937, died 2007.

Bookmark and Share