1960s Couture Metallic Brocade Dress Coat
It's hard to find words to describe this particular kind of incredible, but it makes our hearts fill with desire.
This dress coat is definitely from a couture house in the very early 1960s and although there are no labels within, the construction, hand finishing and detail makes it a stand-out couture, designer piece. Likely made-to-order for the original owner.
The baby blue and gold sparkling brocade is exquisite, and the entire garment is lined in baby blue pure silk. The bodice has princess seams, a revere collar and fastens at the waist with a single hidden hook and eye fastening that is overlayed by a fabric swirl detailing on a single press stud. The skirt is full with invert box pleating all the way around for exquisite fullness and couture precision. *Swoon*
Outer - Excellent condition, immaculate. The lining has a couple of marks and yellowing commensurate with age on the back and in the under arm areas but silk is strong with no signs of weakness or shattering. Brocade is as shiny as it would have been new. This has been a much treasured, rarely worn piece.
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Length from shoulder: 38.5 inches
1.5" hem allowance in both the coat and lining for alterations and some room in seams for professional altering.
Our model Miss Ruth normally wears a VV size Bette and is 5'3" tall.