Spectacular 1960s Gold & Red Silk Brocade Christian Dior Coat
This is a treasure and a strong statement piece. This insanely fabulous Christian Dior coat can be considered demi-couture as it is primarily hand finished and would have been sent to the New York shop with its design based on the Haute Couture version. The length is to the knee and the cut is generous through the body - the better too accommodate a full dress underneath. It is made of a rich silk brocade with a combination of gold and metallic red on a black base. The brilliance of the gold in person is fabulous and if you have already fallen in love you will be thrilled to see it in person. I have tried to capture the brilliance of the fabric so you can see how wonderful it is but you will have to trust that in person the color is richer and deeper and has a real lush, rich feel to it. A neat collar sits at the neck and the pockets are hidden along the seam at the front so the line is kept simple and the fabric given center stage. It closes with buttons that are obviously hand made specifically for the coat since each has a flower from the design in the fabric perfectly centered on it. I love this little extra detail. The back is left simple and neat with the attention given to the cut and line. The final luxurious touch are the sleeves, where each is trimmed with a glossy mink cuff. This one is truly luminescent in person and you will fall in love instantly! Excellent, museum quality condition.
Fully lined in a hand set black silk taffeta. Closes with the buttons at the front and has hidden pockets along the front seams. Mid-weight and the fur cuffs are glossy and thick with minimal normal wear to the edges. A slight darkening to the metallic fabric at the inner back neck.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.