1980s Oscar de la Renta Open Knife Pleated Swing Coated Taffeta Black Jacket Coat
What a chic and pretty coat by Oscar de la Renta. I think it might be meant as a rain jacket with its coated finish but it would easily serve as just a fabulous light jacket no matter what the weather is like. The black colour is fantastic since it goes with anything and the cut is really special. It is cut on a pretty A-line swing that widens out from the more fitted shoulders. The collar is kept neat and simple and the upper part of the shoulder is yoked in a solid black. From there the coat swings out and around you and has the most fabulous movement. The entire lower portion of the coat is set in a series of open knife pleats and these give it lots of shape. It is just darling. It closes down the front with a series of black buttons and they close it all the way to the hem. The sleeves are solid and are not pleated and this gives it a sleek contrast to the volume through the body of the jacket. Very simple and chic. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silky rayon and buttons to close at the front. Of the shoulders will fit the rest should fit a range of sizes
Bust:to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
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