1950s Pedro Rodriquez Couture Ruffled Evening Coat
Pedro Rodriquez was a couturier based in Spain that became as famous in that country as his more globally known contemporary, Balenciaga. Rodriquez designed from the late twenties through to the early 70s and had his own boutiques throughout Spain. This is a dramatic and wonderful example of his work. Constructed from a jet black, heavy silk faille and lined in the same silk to match the exterior, it is a voluminous, draped evening coat with three-quarter length sleeves and deep, gathered shawl collar. Its design is magnificent, the back is cut extremely full and with great exaggeration. The front crosses over itself and closes with a complicated series of button holes that share a button so it overlaps and gives the suggestion of shape through the flatter front panel. The buttoning and overlay is further emphasized with huge ruffles that become the collar and lower swag around the hip through the back. I love how the shoulder is cut across so it almost sits off shoulder. It is extremely dramatic and thoroughly couture in both execution and design. Excellent condition
Fully lined in the same silk as the exterior. Proper finished buttonholes, hand stitched throughout. Because of the volume int he cut it will actually work on a wide range of sizes - even a smaller frame can wear this - the time period demanded that large over-sized feel in the coat.
Bust: 27.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: One Size Fits All
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.