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Object Name Coat
Object ID 2014.23.6
Date 1970s
Description Halston, all wool overcoat. Green with high, but small lapels, turned up collar and enclosed seams. Accordian pockets on both sides with a half welt opening; no buttons or closings of any kind used. A-frame design and no vent. Made with double wool and acts as its own lining. Sleeves set-in by curved yoke, rounded shoulder, no cuffs. Slight vent along outer sleeve seam. Labels: "Halston, All Wool 100% Made In Italy"; "Size 8" (at back collar)
Provenance Transfer from the Rebecca Maude Owens Historic Clothing Collection from Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley Apparel and Textiles Program (3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO). This collection is now defunct, and the contact person no longer at the institution.

Rebecca Maude Owens, or Becky, as she was known at Penn Valley, was a respected educator and faculty leader at Penn Valley for over 30 years. In her attempt to bring history and historic costume alive for her students, Becky developed a collection of mostly 20th century apparel, with careful focus on how prevailing fashions of the day would have been intepreted by Midwestern men, women, and children. Upon her retirement in 2007, she donated her considerable personal collection to the MCC-Penn Valley program for continued education and inspiration. In 2010, this collection was the recipient of the CSA Angels grant and workshop, resulting in catalouging, photographing, cleaning, and storing of over 400 pieces of the collection. The work has continued as part of student efforts in the 20th Century Costume History class, as well as considerable efforts from numerous volunteers [Source of this information: Sheryl A. Farnan, Program Coordinator, Apparel and Textiles Program, Metropolitan Community College--Penn Valley]
People & Trade Names Halston