ted lapidus

1970s Ted Lapidus Demi-Couture Velvet & Snakeskin Detail Coat

This is a wonderful late seventies, early eighties Ted Lapidus coat that is made of a combination of black velvet with suede and snakeskin detailing. The cut is easy to wear and it is the kind of coat that adds an instant shot of individuality to any outfit. His pieces always seem to have that a unique and luxurious feel to them. He was admitted to the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 1963 and and you can see the quality that runs through all of his work. The fabric is not super heavy once on and with the looser cut it really allows you to move as it skims over whatever you wear underneath. You could also cinch in the waist for more shape and to give the coat another look. I love the front detailing with its angular snakeskin trim and sharply cut pockets that are also trimmed in snakeskin.  It buttons down the front and on each cuff. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silky rayon and buttons to close. Each cuff buttons to close. Front pockets

Sleeves: 27"
Shoulders: 17.5"
Bust: 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 45.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# C449

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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