Gorgeous 1970s Jerry Sorbara Longer Cut Fluffy White Toned Mongolian Sheepskin Coat
Jerry Sorbara is considered to be one fo the best furriers in the US. At 22 he started with another famous furrier, Ben Kahn. It was 1961 and the pieces he designed soon developed a following. In 1962 he started to push the envelope in the well established fur field when he convinced Kahn to let him start dying furs. By 1975 he was such an integral part of the company that he asked for a partnership and when he was laughed at, he walked out and started his own label. Jackie Onassis, Muhammad Ali, Anna Nicole Smith and Elizabeth Taylor were clients. Furs ranged from $8000 to over $50,000 and that was in the 1980s. Jerry said in an interview once “We always like to take our time and get things right. I try to make coats with no excuses. My coats, they have to be the best. And they are the best.”
This is an insane and generously cut white Mongolian fur jacket that dates to the late 1970s, early 1980s and is absolutely fabulous. I have seen many the Mongolian fur jackets but to find one that still a bright and gorgeous shade of white is special. Normally they tend to be a more creamy ivory but this one a gorgeous brighter white. It is also a bit more special because it is cut to a longer length. That past the hip length and the sheer joy of its shagginess makes for quite the dramatic statement piece. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little and is in very good condition. The cut will work on a smaller frame to feel more over-sized, while the actual measurements will allow for a fuller framed girl to also carry it off. I love the big oversized collar and that is has soft felt line pockets. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition
Fully lined with a white silky rayon. No closures. It has a touch of a vintage fur storage smell to it. The easy cut should fit a range of sizes
Sleeves: approx 23"
Shoulder: approx 15.5" across
Bust: approx 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from neck to hem and including the fur that hangs past the hem edge
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
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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