Black jacket with embroidery

This black long-sleeved jacket with floral embroidery and frog buttons belonged to the late Christina Lee (1923-2009). Christina Lee was the former wife of Loke Wan Tho, the founder and chairman of Cathay Organisation. An accomplished photographer, perfumer and businesswoman, she was a style icon who was remembered for her poise, elegance and impeccable fashion sense. In 1965, she was named by Vogue magazine as one of the most beautiful women in Singapore.

Date/Period
1950s-1960s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 68 x 130.5 cm
Accession No.
2009-03671
Material
velvet
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Poh
Category
Garments and Accessories