c.1976 Kay Cosserat Wool, Mohair & Silk Kimono Inspired Coat

Kay Cosserat was a British knitwear designer.The majority of her work is held in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, leaving few of her pieces out in circulation. She launched her own label in 1974 and was well known for her beautiful color choices, combinations and use of texture. At her height of popularity in the mid-late 1970s, people patiently waited for a piece of her work to become available and they were treasured for years after. She did not even have a showroom, making her pieces that mush more exclusive. This is an exceptionally beautiful example of her work and it has an almost kimono or robe feel to it in its cut. It is made out of a mohair, wool and silk mixed knit, worked to form organic lines. The way she uses the direction of them further highlights the design of the coat. It close with a single hook at the front waist seam. The shoulders slop down and into those fabulously wide cut sleeves. The back also angles down into the skirting. The bottom portion of the coat flows out in long vertical lines to give you height and contract to the horizontal placement of the upper portion. It's gorgeous and once on, you won't want to take it off. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a single hook and loop at the front.

Sleeves: approx 13-14"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: no true defined seams
Waist: 16.6" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 13" from the front center to the hook at the waist
Skirt: 35" from the hook at the waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# C464

Reference Photo: Kay Cosserat coat featured in Harper's & Queen, September 1976.

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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