1950s Schiaparelli Incredible Checked Mink Coat

This is an incredible fur and the workmanship that would have went into it to create that amazing checkerboard pattern would still be a feat today. Schiaparelli is of course celebrated for her bold designs and elements of wit and the unexpected. The furs being produced for Schiaparelli during this time were of the best quality and that quality still shows as even some 50 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. Each square in a mere 1" x 1" so literally hundreds of them make up the surface of the coat. The collar, cuffs and hem are finished with luxurious panels of dark mink picking up the dark portioned squares within. A double rwo if buttons run down the front and there are pockets on each hip. I love the nipped in shape and you could even belt it with a wide belt for added curves. Its bold and beautiful and amazing. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in brown silk with the Schiaparelli logo woven through the fabric. It closes at the front with buttons. I see three olde, well done repairs through the fur - one of which I have photo - please super-size to view. They do not detract from the appearance when on in anyway. The pelts are soft, supple and shiny and there are no bald spots or shedding.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# C367

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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