Fabulous 1920s Coral Silk Metallic Gold Lame Flapper Coat w Velvet Detailing
This is an absolutely beautiful piece from this time period. It is made out of a metallic silk lame brocade with metallic gold and silver thread mixed with coral and pale blue. The texture and depth to the fabric that this creates is absolutely stunning. The shape is that classic late teens - early 1920s style with an oversized cocoon feel to it. To wear it you slip it on and it buttons in place on the one side and ties inside. This creates that beautiful overlap at the front. Below that is a wide panel of a bronze coloured silk velvet. I love the top stitching detail that runs over the top of that panel. It is these small details that always makes these pieces feel so special. More velvet is used to finish each sleeve with a panel that hangs off the cuffs. I love how this creates a bit of movement when you move. The coat is lined in a peach silk for a pretty bit of colour when it opens. The coat is cut loose and easy with a large shawl collar. The back part of the collar is gathered and then it wraps around you and down the front. This shape that would have been the height of fashion in the twenties and designers like Paul Poiret and Chanel were particularly adept at this silhouette. My photos do not do it full justice and in real life the fabric has a luminescent quality to it that the camera does not pick up. It is gorgeous. I love these and they are very hard to find in this condition anymore. Excellent condition with a small note below
Fully lined in deep peach silk. It slips on and buttons at the side. Inside there is a silk ribbon that snaps into place. The exterior fabric is strong and sound with only a tiny flat area on the velvet on the collar shown on the final photo here. The interior silk is sound with no issues. For a garment that is 100 years old it is in remarkable conditon. Hand finishes throughout. The easy cut will fit virtually any size. If you leave the inner strap unsnapped the one side hangs very low and creates an interesting asymmetrical feel at the front
Inside shoulders: 16" but the are soft and slouchy so will work on a variety of sizes
Sleeves: approx 26" from natural shoulder and the panel drops 8" from the sleeve
Bust: to 24" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam
Length: 47-50" from neck to hem as the drape varies the length
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
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