Late Teens Early 1920s Hot Pink Gold Cut Velvet Silk Brocade Flapper Coat
This coat is absolutely beautiful and that vivid color is such a rare find for this time period. The body of the coat is made out of a luxurious, bright pink silk brocade that has a golden toned silk cut velvet design to create that gorgeous pattern that you see. The texture and depth to the fabric that this creates is wonderful and the color is almost startling in its clarity. The coat slips on and drapes to perfection over you. It is made in that classic late teens, early 1920s evening coat style with a voluminous cocoon feeling coat. It has no closures and the front border comes up in a graceful curve and eventually meets the base of the soft rounded collar. The border that circles the hem and forms the from collar is mad of a solid fuchsia pink velvet. The same solid pink is used to finish each sleeve. Inside it is lined in a startling, contrasting royal purple silk. I love the little velvet covered rows of buttons that detail the base of the collar, run down the center back border and down each cuff. This detail is a strong nod to the Edwardian time frame just proceeding the date of this coat and it is lovely to see the two eras stylistically combined. The coat is cut loose and easy with a large, soft shawl collar. Each sleeve is cut wide through the upper part and then narrows softly as it nears its end. I love the beautiful draping created when the coat is on. This is a 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. Though this piece is unlabelled it does have the feel of a couture piece. My photos do not do it justice and in real life the fabric has a luminescent quality to it that the camera does not pick up. In person it is even better. Excellent condition with some small notes below
Fully lined in purple silk. It slips on with no closures. The exterior fabric is strong and sound with only some wearing of the velvet plush on the upper collar and the tops of the decorative buttons to note. These add to its vintage feel and do not impact it structurally at all. The interior silk shows some shattering and shredding along the inside neckline and some minor areas along the shoulders. Please see the final two photos provided. It is a garment that is nearing 100 years old and should be treated with love and care when worn and stored. Hand finishes throughout. The easy cut will fit virtually any size.
Shoulders: no true defined seams
Sleeves: approx 21" from natural shoulder
Bust: to 31" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam
The coat widens as it reaches the bottom hem so waist and hips are open
Length: 42" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.
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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