1920s Fully Beaded Cocoon Flapper Coat

Silk and netting have been hand beaded on this delicious 1920s Cocoon evening coat. Unlabeled but so exceedingly well done that it could perhaps be one pf the greats of that time period. The base is black silk netting on a black tissue silk lining and the netting has been meticulously hand beaded on every square inch! To this is a 3" border of iridescent white glass tube beading that forms a striking contrast to the black base. As it nears the bottom hem and the upper back collar, this border gently widens to a full 8" in width! A stylized black art deco pattern in black seed beads add extra detailing to this dramatic trim! This is a shape that would have been the height of fashion in the twenties and infamous designers like Paul Poiret and Chanel were particularly adept at this silhouette. Though this piece is unlabelled it is surely a couture piece! It wraps and encircles the wearer in a light cloud of fabric and beads. The draping is exquisite. Note how the outer back layer of netting is set into the lower hem to create a gentle pouf - there is actually more fabric on the exterior layer and it is caught up, hand draped and stitched into place to create that extra bit of fullness. Each sleeve ends in the same patterned glass bead detailing. The large beaded button at the front, held by a twisted loop of silk braiding is the perfect finishing detail on this extraordinary piece. Excellent, museum quality condition. Item# C157

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