Hooded opera jacket from the 1940s in jet-black silk velvet. Single covered-button and loop closure at neck. Gathers at the slightly puffed sleeveheads provide the strong-shouldered silhouette so popular at the time. Fully lined in creamy white taffeta. Would look as good with your jeans as with a formal gown. Shorter length makes it versatile. Union made in the U.S.A. From the Hibbard estate.
Labels: only a National Recovery Board (a New Deal act begun in 1934 to ensure fair labor practices) tag and the original owner's name tag (not shown, to protect her family's privacy) remain
Fiber/Care: unmarked, silk velvet, taffeta (unsure of fiber) lining, dry-clean only
Condition: a few crushed spots here and there. minor repair to the lining (only) seam at the right underarm.
*This velvet coat is clean and ready to wear.*
- taken with jacket lying flat, button fastened, and front edges touching. should fit a wide range, so long as the shoulders will fit you, as it's cut loose and swingy. -
bust: max 46"/116.5cm
waist: max 48"/ 122cm
hips (at hem): max 50"/127cm
(BDV SKU: 00548-002)
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