Extraordinary 1970s Emanuel Ungaro Sheared Fur Soft Taupe Cream Coat
I have held this in my archives for several years now and I think that it is a stunning example of the fur pieces being produced by designers like Ungaro during this time period. This was the beginning of the movement of treating fur more like a fabric and making coats that had far more style to them then the previous norm. I am no expert on furs but believe this it is a sheared mink or perhaps a sheared beaver. The color is a rich deep ivory or cream that has an undertone of a soft taupe to it. The fur is supple and very very soft. What is remarkable is that the diamond pattern you see on the back and front of the bodice has been achieved by cutting into the fur rather then piecing it together. I love this as it lessens the potential for damage as it ages and is probably part of why it is in such amazing shape still. It also gives the coat an added bit of texture and pattern. It is cut in an almost military great coat style with a far more flared out bottom skirting to it then a normal coat would have. There is actually quite a bit of volume to it that you will see when you have it on a move. The bodice above that is more fitted and close to the body. It does up at the front with smooth oval buttons and the neckline is high around the neck. The sleeves are cut straight and full and pockets sit along the seam at each hip. It has been properly stored and cared for and appears to have been worn very little if at all. No splitting, issues or shedding. Excellent condition with a minor note below to review.
Fully lined in a soft taupe silky rayon and closes with the buttons down the front to the low set waist as seen. Slip pockets on each hip. I see no bald spots or shedding, the pelts are supple and soft. The fur has no odd odor, is still supple and is stable with no signs of any shedding that would indicate that it is breaking down. Any dark areas you see in any of the photos are lighting.
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to inner waist seam
Skirt: 31" from inner waist seam to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs and fur trimmed pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. Fur coats are final sale.
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