Dramatic 1950s Woven Floral Black Silk Opera Coat

What an absolutely amazing and dramatic 1950s silk coat that has that couture feel of the work Dior or Balanciaga was doing in this time period. The fabric is gorgeous - it is a fine grade silk with a floral pattern woven into it in giving it a hint of an exotic Asian feel to it. It was in fact most likely made for the tourist market at the time and is a wonderful combination of fine Eastern silks combined with a Western design. I love the wide, cuffed sleeves and the dramatic fullness and volume of the cut. That collar is sublime and it is actually lined in a stiffening fabric so you can make it stand up if you wish to create a spectacular frame around your face. No are no closures and if you like it in the photographs you will squeal when it arrive as it is even better in person and the photos cannot capture the richness of the fabric. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in silk with an internal boarder of embroidered silk all around the edge. The interior seams are finisihed with silk piping. Hidden silk lined pockets

Sleeves: approx 20"
Shoulders: to approx 17"
Bust: to 27" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: open
Hips: open
Length: 42" from neck to hem

This will literally fit almost any frame as on a smaller girl it just exaggerates the volume more.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG

Item# C356

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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