andre courreges

Rare 1965 Courreges for Samuel Robert Special Collaboration Muted Metallic Gold Jacket Coat

This coat represents an unusual little piece of fashion history. In 1965 Andre Courreges designed a line of pieces for Samuel Robert. For whatever reason this collaboration only lasted that one single year which makes pieces from it extremely rare. When researching this we found a picture of Jean Shrimpton wearing a suit with a similar front double button cut that was also made for this line. I love finding these unusual little pieces of history and it is fabulous.

It's made out of a muted gold brocade that is has a stitched woven design through it that makes the amazing pattern that you see. Where it's not stitched the fabric creates almost a slightly puffed 3-D effect and the colour is a deeper muted gold. This is what creates that fantastic pattern that covers the entire coat. In person you get more of a sense of a muted flat gold feel to it then you do in the photos. The cut of the coat is classic. It has sleeves to just below the elbows and there is a strap and button that wraps around each cuff. The collar is small and neat. The coat wraps and buttons with a double row buttons down the front. At the back you have a strap that goes across the small of the back with two more buttons to hold it in place. A panel of fabric begins just below the button and it runs down to the hem. The overall feel of it is kind of like a little mod trench coat. It has a little side pockets on each hip and we took a photo of it laying flat so you can see how it flares out slightly into an A-line. The coat has a bit of weight to it so that once it is on it holds the shape but it is not so heavy that it feels cumbersome. This is a fantastic coat that represents a very known piece of Cardin history. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a camel coloured jersey. It buttons to close at the front and there are pockets on each hip. Hand finishes throughout. I see a tiny repair and some small grazes to the lining and some minor wear along the edges. I'm being pretty picky though.

Sleeves: 19" and 14" around the upper arm
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4673

Reference Photo: Jean Shrimpton in André Courrèges for Samuel Robert in Harper's Bazaar, February 1965.

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