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Custom Couture Black Silk Evening Dress Coat with Antique French Beaded Trim
This is a one-of-a-kind piece, custom-made to perfection. Its origins began in Thailand, where the luxurious black silk was tailored into an Art Deco-inspired evening coat, with a notched collar, plunging neckline, seamed bodice, long sleeves and a dropped waist that comes to a point in both the front and back. The fine craftsmanship is reflected in the elegant seam-work and the hand-sewn snaps that fasten the placket.
But that is not all. From Thailand, the coat traveled to France where its finest detail was added: A trim of original 1920s glass beaded fringe that was purchased in Paris was affixed to the hem. Falling several inches from around the knees, it springs to life when in motion. At rest, it displays a to-die-for floral pattern of black, turquoise, green and red. Its scalloped edges are mirrored along the top. Truly, this is a coat to be noticed in and appreciated for its rare embellishment and exotic beauty.
Size estimate: M
Shoulders: (from seam to seam across the back): 16 inches
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Sleeve length: 23.5 inches
Length: 51 inches
This custom couture evening coat is in excellent condition. It was tailored in Thailand from black silk and includes a notched collar, plunging neckline, seamed bodice, long sleeves and a dropped waist that comes to a point in both the front and back. It is fully lined and fastens with 13 hand-sewn snaps.
It was trimmed in France with vintage glass-beaded fringe from the Twenties. The fringe was purchased in Paris and features a floral pattern. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.