Object Name: dress & coat
Artist/Maker: Cavanagh, John
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, London
Accession Number: 1959.97/2
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Matching coat and dress ensemble: white cotton pique duster-style coat printed with a brown fern pattern with full pleated back and deep collar; sleeveless full-skirted dress in tan superfine cotton poplin.
DRESS: top edge of sleeveless bodice shaped in deep V at back, rising in front and shaped for armholes, narrow shoulder straps; front in 4 shaped sections; v-shaped dart at CF bust; back in one section each side of CB opening, dart each side; CB opening with zip extending to below waist; bodice fitting to and extending a little below natural waistline, shaped belt at sides and back following low waistline, fastening at L, ends concealed under front fullness of skirt, trimmed self bow: skirt front in 2 sections, tapering slightly towards hem, back in 2 widths; skirt gathered to waist; flared underskirt of net in 4 layers; inner corded rayon underskirt in 5 flared sections, fastening at natural waist with hook & eye.
COAT: lined throughout with same tan poplin as dress; high round neck, fastening with hook & loop, with broad turn-down collar; padded shoulders; fronts each in one flared section, pleated to shoulder, and one flared side front section; back in 2 flared sections, pleated to shoulder and to CB neck, and one side back section each side; wide elbow-length sleeves in 2 sections, cut raglan style.
Height: 119.5 cm
Type: Shoulder to waist