Remarkable 1960s Heavily Embellished Velvet & Fur Band Jacket
This jacket is a find. It is a play on the Military band jacket but elevated to a distinctive and bold fashion version of that look. The base is a chocolate colored cotton velvet that gives it both shape and a rich feel. It is trimmed in an ivory rabbit fur and then the jacket is heavily embellished with gold braiding and rhinestones. The fur runs down the front and around the hem and along each sleeve. The sleeves are remarkable - each is split up the outer edge and is held in place by the braiding that swings over the split. The widen out quite dramatically as they near the wrist. That same braiding loops across the front and I love the extra braiding that swings across the closes from each shoulder. The back is not left out and has its own bold embellishment. The paste rhinestones highlight all the frog knots and the intricate designs that sit at the from and back. It looks like it has never been worn. Excellent condition
Fully lined in an ivory silky rayon. It closes with frog closures down the front and the sleeves are held in place by from knots that are decorative rather then functional. It appears to have never been worn, or worn very little. The cut will allow for a variety of sizes. Note that jackets are measured on the interior
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
I have a small collection of historically important, designer labelled vintage furs and fur trimmed pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting over the course of this year and next. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward. 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 and refrain from any further buys from here on in.
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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