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Tiziani by Karl Lagerfeld White Silk Black Floral Embroidered Swing Coat, 1960s


Italian label Tiziani has somewhat unexpected roots. Started by Texan Evan Richards, Tiziani helped launch the career of design savant Karl Lagerfeld, and was worn by notables such as Elizabeth Taylor and American heiress Doris Duke. This silk jacket from Tiziani blends contemporary lines with European folk embroidery. Made in the early 1960s, this cropped swing coat echoes current trends in folk-inspired fashion.

The hand-set sleeves, which have skillfully rounded shoulder caps supported by light padding, are short and bell-shaped. They thoughtfully mimic the silhouette of the jacket, flaring out gracefully from the arm.

A rounded neckline connects with a hook at the top only, leaving the jacket to charmingly swing at hip length. The beading, embroidery, and silky rayon lining provide a satisfying weight to the jacket’s swing. During the 1960s, this piece was likely worn with long gloves, dark glasses, and bright lipstick. However, it is yours to contemporize with everything from tuxedo pants to denim jeans.

Size estimate: S/M


Shoulders: 15 inches

Bust: 39 inches

Waist: up to 40

Length: 26 inches

This 1960s era vintage jacket from Tiziani is in excellent condition. Made from white silk, the jacket features hand-set, bell-shaped sleeves that echo the swing of the main cut. Hand embroidered with black beads and threads, the floral pattern evokes European folk dress.

Entirely lined with silky white rayon, this piece wears with wonderful drape and flair. A single hook closure sits at center neckline. Professionally cleaned and pressed. 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.

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