jacques fath

Chic & Simple Late 1990s Jacques Fath Off-White Ivory Feather Cropped Capelet

Jacques Fath showed his first collection of just twenty garments in the spring of 1937. It was received well and he steadily built a strong clientele, eventually expanding into America. The label was shuttered in 1957 after Fath's death three years earlier. In 1992 the label was revived and for the next ten years or so continued to present runway collections. This dress is from that period in the 1990s and is a wonderful piece. It has a definitive nod to Fath's earlier work with its high Hollywood drama. It is fabulous. 

This is a wonderful cropped feather cape that is quite wonderful. The color of the feathers is a pale and pretty soft ivory. It hooks at the neck and then simply falls over the shoulders to wear. The neckline is quite high so that it frames the face beautifully. I love the short cropped cut to it and the way the feathers are set in distinct rows with a border of feathers around that to add a little interest and contrast. The choice of the soft down feathers gives it a pillow soft feel and makes it very romantic and feminine. It has that bit of a old Hollywood feel to it and the length means it can top just above anything from jeans to a full on wedding look. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a matching ivory silk organza set by hand and hooks at the neck to close. There is a slight bit of grubbiness to the feathers here and there but it is very minor. The easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.

Neck: to 20" from hook to hook
Length: approx 16" from neck to hem including feathers

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# S965

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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