1960s Hand Applied Gold Cord & Mirrors on Black Velvet Tunic Top
I have no background on this top but it is all done by hand and is quite fabulous. The base is a black cotton velvet and I love the shape of the entire top. The sleeves end just above the wrist and the flare out and are rounded at their cuffs, curving upwards on the inside part of the sleeve. This same curved feel is done on the hem that curves down at the front and back and then up at the sides in the same way that the sleeves do. Onto the velvet is a dense application of a gold metallic cording that completely covers the front of the tunic. It goes all around the hem and finishes each sleeve and the collar. A heart shaped medallion sits on the back. It zips to close at the neck and the collar is high. Interspersed in the cording are little mirrors surrounded by a gold metal wire. All the cording mirrors are done by hand and you can clearly see that work on the back. Great condition with a note to review below
Unlined and slips on the wear with a zipper at the front neck. There is some fading to the velvet across the shoulders and the back of the collar. Please see the final photo. Slight patina to the mirrors which is normal for a piece of this age. All the cord work and mirrors were hand applied.
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16.5"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 29" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-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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