Gorgeous 1950s Red Silk Embroidered Asian Evening Coat w Top Stitched Cuffs & Collar
The Western world in the twenties to fifties had a special fascination with the far East and this highly influenced the fashion of that time period. In particular, Japan and China began to export and sell pieces that they made specifically for the tourist market. These often combined classic design elements of their respective cultures with a slight Western twist to the cut and colours that were used. You will often will see the shorter jackets come up for sale but the longer cut coats like this one are a little harder to find. They are far more versatile in my opinion. These were the most prized both then and now. This one is stunning. It is made from a very fine red silk with a floral detailing that runs over the entire coat. These are embroidered and woven directly into the silk and then there is a secondary pattern woven through the silk in the same red but with a matte thread. The cuffs fold over at the wrist like a men's bathrobe and then they have been tightly top stitched for extra detail. At the neck that same top stitching detail runs along the collar and continues down the front. It closes with big silk frog buttons in a matching red silk. It is lovely and light which makes it very easy to wear. I have worn this myself in the past and it is a great and versatile piece. Excellent condition with a minor note below
Fully lined in red tissue silk, it closes with frog knots at the front. In person it is a more vibrant red with a slight cherry cast to it. There is a little grubbiness to the interior collar
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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