1960s Unlabeled Pierre Cardin Deep Chocolate Fur Pea Jacket or Coat
This has been in my archives for a while now and at some point, it lost its Pierre Cardin label. I have had to price it as an unlabeled piece of course, but wanted to still provide that information so that you can assess the quality level of the jacket. I am no expert on furs but believe this is perhaps beaver or a long haired mink. The color is a rich deep chocolate and the fur is supple, soft and very shiny. The jacket is cut in a classic pea coat style with a double row of buttons down the front. On each side of the hips sit slanted flap pockets and it is cut to slightly flares out as it nears the hem. The sleeves are cut straight and full and the collar is a classic notched wide collar. It has been properly stored and cared for and appears to have been worn very little if at all. No splitting, issues or shedding. It is a lovely example of the work from this label during this period of its history. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a deep brown silk. Slit pockets at the side under the decorative flap. Embroidered with the initials JG inside. I see no bald spots or shedding, the pelts are supple, soft and shiny. Perhaps slight wear at some of the common points - edges of the sleeves. the inner edge, but very very minor and only mentioned for full accuracy. For a vintage fur I still rate this as excellent. The fur has no odd odor, is still supple and is stable with no signs of excessive shedding that would indicate that it is breaking down.
Sleeves: approx 22"
Shoulders: approx 15"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22" flat across the inside from side seam to side seam
Hips: 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 29" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs, fur trimmed & feather 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. All fur coats, fur trimmed & feather pieces are final sale
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.