1960s Davidow Red Black & White Fused Cut Velvet Dream Carpet Coat w Matching Belt
The Davidow label was a manufacturer of suits and coats and made a name for themselves in the 1960s by starting to produce copies of Chanel. Which they did pretty amazingly and at a price more suited to those who could not afford couture (this time period pre-dated Chanels foray into ready-to-wear). These were sold through better shops throughout America and were widely popular.
This coat is a marvel. It made me gasp when I saw it. It is very well made and the fabric is extraordinary. I doubt you will see another like it again. It is made out of a soft flat pile chenille type velvet in a combination of a deep red and a black on a white base. The base fabric appears to be a heavy, almost canvas type fabric and then the black and red chenille have been applied in a pattern onto that. The pattern is so intricate and it has a wonderful 3D effect. I love the care put into matching the pattern on the sleeves to the body of the coat. The horizontal rows run over the entire coat in an incredible and intricate design. The coat has a bit of a military feel to it and I love how the pattern is laid out to highlight the high collar and sculpted lines. Flap pockets are placed high on the breast on the front of the coat. They are perfectly set to follow the pattern and each has a large decorative gold toned dome button. The same big gold dome buttons run down the front giving the coat a neat and polished feel. The shoulders are soft and the sleeves are long. A matching belt cinches in the waist and adds shape. The fairly simple design of the coat allows that beautiful fabric to take centre stage. An interesting thing about this one, it closes almost all the way to the bottom hem so could be worn as a dress as well. Excellent condition with one minor note below
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with the gold toned dome button down the front. The top flap pockets are decorative only. Hidden working pockets along the seams at the front. Hand finished throughout. It appears to have been worn very little if at all but there is evidence that it was let out on the upper bust on both sides. It is fine as is or could be taken back in if needed. Please see the final photo after the label for a close up of the seams there
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-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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