Gorgeous 1940s Light Red Silk Embroidered Asian Evening Coat
The Western world in the twenties to fifties had a special fascination with the far Eastand this highly influenced the fashion of that time period. Japan and China especially began to export and sell pieces made specifically for the tourist market that combined classic design elements of the respective cultures with a slight western twist to the cut and colors. You often will see the shorter jackets come up for sale but the coats are a little harder to find and far more versatile in my opinion. These were the most prized both then and now. This one is stunning and done in a high grade, fine red silk with off white detailing to contrast the cuffs, collar, front and hem. Over this is is embroidered with absolutely brilliant colors. The floral pattern in its soft pastel tones and the overall design are exquisite. Its lovely and light so easy to wear. This one is not 100% perfect but still has lots of life left to it if you don't mind wearing vintage with a flaw or two. Presents as excellent condition at first glance but does have flaws as noted below.
Fully lined in red tissue silk, it closes with frog knots at the front. In person it is a more vibrant red with a slight cherry cast to it. There is a dark mark at the front and the fabric has thinned, I see grubbiness and spots to the cuffs, fraying along the side slits, on one arm and some small interior fraying and shattering. I have photoed all the areas and these photos can be seen after the label shot. It is in fabulous shape other then these areas. Priced accordingly. The loose cut should fit a range of sizes. This is sold in as found condition and as a final sale.
50" from the end of one sleeve to the other flat across
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-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.