lillie rubin

1960s Lillie Rubin Ivory Silk Coat Evening or Opera Coat w Silver Beaded Collar

This is a stunning full length silk evening or opera coat done in a creamy ivory colour. The cut and design have a  simple and stark feel to them yet the curves that the coat has soften that starkness. The color is a statement in and of itself. The interior is lined in a matching ivory silk and this monochromatic approach is stunning as it does not break the long line that is created. The shoulders are rounded but without any inner padding so that they simply curve down and over the arms. The sleeves are cut to just above the elbows which was the very fashionable length to have during this time period. It is cut to skim and float over the body and then sweeps to the hem in a beautiful column of ivory silk. It is full and loose through the body. It snaps to close at the front with silk covered snaps hidden under the front where the fabric crosses over the other side. The collar is very unusual in the way that it is set on the neckline of the coat. It is set a few inches away from the actual neck and is stitched into place so that it stands straight up. It has wired bits inside to help it to hold that shape and frame the face. The collar was then embellished with a dense application of silver toned tube beads mixed with seed beads and prong set rhinestones. Excellent overall condition with a small note below

Fully lined in an ivory silk and closes with hidden set snaps at the front. There are hooks to close the collar. Pockets along the seam of each hip. There are some missing beads on the collar as photoed and I see an areas where the silk has yellowed on one side. There is a tiny bit of fraying to the back inside collar. Please see the photos after the label shot and the label shot itself for the collar. The colour is a slightly creamier then how it photoed and even better in person. 

Sleeves: approx 18" long and 15" around
Shoulders: no defined seams but approx 15-16"
Bust-waist: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# C563

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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