1960s Unlabeled Palest Green Silk Brocade Beaded Collar Great Coat
This supermodel length silk brocade evening coat is incredible. It did have a label in it at one time but there is only the faint outline of it left anymore. It is certainly well made and striking enough to have been a designer piece. I love the silk brocades that were being produced during this time period and this one does not disappoint. The coat is exquisite in person and even better then how it photoed. The coat is made from a beautiful embroidered brocade done in the palest of greens. The pattern is created by different thread finishes and the texture of the design done by a stitched edge in the same shade of green that runs around the outlines of the pattern. To heighten this effect, the top portion of the over-sized notched collar has been densely finished with a combination of different types of beads and faux pearls. These are set in a heavy pattern of loops and dangles so the collar has a real 3D feel to it. The lines of the coat are beautiful and very representative of this time period.The inner ivory satin is rich in feel and the perfect contrast to the touch of color on the exterior. It buttons in a double row to just past the hip and then the shape gradually widens out as it nears the hem. Slanted pockets sit on each hip and it has the lines a a glamorous, glammed up, military great coat. It is so chic and so rich feeling - you would be hard pressed to find anything like it again. It was undoubtedly a custom piece. Excellent condition with one very minor note below.
Fully lined in a beautiful ivory satin. The coat closes with fabric covered buttons down the front. Pockets along the inset front seams. One half of the coat still has its original fabric edge at the bottom hem. This is actually a tacked on bit of fabric that covers the hem to keep it safe and clean. Once this finds it new owner this can be removed as the other size has been at some point in its history. This would have been there since it was first put out for sale and shows that it was most likely never worn. I see one scuff to the inner lining near the back hem.
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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