1980s Donnybrook Graphic Black & White Face Print Faux Fur Coat
In 2015 Rihanna wore one of these jackets and caused a sensation for them. Every time a photo pops up of her again wearing it, people hunt them down again The label was never a very rare one or even very hard to find, and really this one design from the label is the only one that has stood the test of time. Proof of the Rihanna/celebrity effect in full swing. The Donnybrook line was a New York label and one of several mid-priced lines that the family owned Levy Group manufactured in the 1980s. The coat features the now famous, graphic face print that covers it completely. The black and white creates a startling contrast and the faux fur is not meant to be or look realistically like a fur. It is clearly more of a fun, faux fur, that is soft, warm and well, fun.The cut is meant to be over-sized and loose on the body with a low button closure at the from, easy shawl collar and wide sleeves. You can wear the sleeves long or turn up the ends to create cuffs. Pockets along each side. Excellent condition with one minor note below
Fully lined in a black rayon silk satin. Closes with the low buttons at the front and has pockets on each side. Tagged a small but the generous cut will fit a range of sizes easily. There is a touch of greying to the white here and there on the bacl - it is from minor color transfer
Sleeves: approx 26-27" from the actual true shoulder and you can flip the ends up
Shoulders: no true seam, very loose and easy
Bust-hem: approx 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 37" from neck to longest point at the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: (1-3) Rihanna in LA. / (4-5) 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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