1950s Handmade Woven Gold & Deep Red Shantung Silk Evening Coat
This is a beautiful coat with very fine workmanship and beautiful construction. The deep red of it is very striking and the cut is simple and sleek. It is made from a fine red silk that has golden thread woven through it. These bits of gold are done in a beautiful floral and leaf pattern that is densely done so from afar they almost appear to be solid contrasting panels. As you get closer you start to see detail after detail. The cut is wonderfully simple. The sleeves end just above the wrist. I have shown the sleeves at their full length but there is actually a full panel of the gold in the inside sleeve. You could wear this with the sleeves ends turned over for a shorter sleeve and even more gold showing. There is no collar or visible closures on the coat, rather it closes with three simple hook & eye down the front and that panel of gold follows the front edging and then runs all the way around the hem in a thick panel. The simple line this creates keeps the line from any distraction and highlights that stunning fabric that makes this coat truly special. It's label tells us that is was a custom tailored piece that would have been specialty made and/ordered out of Hong Kong, who were doing some of the best silks and tailored pieces in the world during this time period. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a very fine red silk with quilting details and it closes with three hook & eye spaced down the front. The easy cut will allow it to fit a variety of sizes
Shoulders: no defined seams
Sleeves: approx 21" with the cuffs turned down
Bust: 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22" flat across the back from side to side
Hips: 22" flat across the back from side to side
Length: 39.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-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.
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