1960s Schiaparelli Convertible Two Length Fox Fur & Leather Coat
This is an incredible fur and the workmanship is of the best possible quality. Schiaparelli is of course celebrated for her bold designs and elements of wit and the unexpected. The furs being produced under the Schiaparelli name during this time period were of the best quality and that quality still shows even 50 some odd years later. The pelts are soft and supple. It is surprisingly light for a coat made during this time period - another nod to the quality and workmanship. The coat does double duty as it can be worn at two different lengths. It does this by having the bottom portion of the coat attach by a zipper and snaps that are cleverly set along a hidden seam. When they are zipped together there is no break at all in the design. When the bottom panel is in place the coat falls to just about the knee. Once this panel is removed the coat falls to just past the hip. It is done in rows of fur that are interspersed with rows of light grey leather. The collar is big and oversized and it has its original matching leather tie belt to cinch in the waist. Excellent condition
Fully lined in an ivory silky rayon. There are no front closures, rather it wraps and ties with the belt. Hidden pickets along the top of the row at the hip. The bottom portion zips off and there are fabric covered, hand set snaps at either end to keep the fabric above and below the zipper perfectly in place. There are a couple of tiny marks to the lining. The wrap style should allow it to fit a variety of sizes.
Shoulders: approx 17" on the inside
Inside bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inside waist: approx 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam but adjustable depending on how you tie it
Length: 27" from neck to 1st hem, 39" to second with the lower panel on
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs and fur trimmed pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. Fur coats are final sale.