Women's coat; of dyed blue long wavy lamb's wool: oversized, unstructured coat of Mongolian lamb; shawl collar, long sleeves; front wraps over to the center right, hook closures; side slit pockets at hips; mid-thigh length; blue silk lining with embroidered "AS".
AS (donor's initials); Neiman-Marcus; Claude Montana
The donor's initials "A S" are embroidered in the lining of the coat, which was purchased at Chicago's Michigan Avenue, Neiman Marcus store.
Avant-garde designer Claude Montana's clothes typify the 1980s aesthetic - the bigger, the bolder, the better. With its exaggerated cut, this vibrant coat presents the wearer to be larger than life, a significant theme of his 1980s collections.