Bust: 46” flat, to fit loosely on up to 42”
Waist: 48” flat
Hip: 52” flat, to fit loosely on up to 46”
Length: 47.5” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to hem length: 38”
Sleeve length: 23.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 16” (with shoulder pads)
Label: Schiaparelli USA Paris
This 1950s coat is labeled “Schiaparelli”—one of the many items produced in the United States as licensed, ready-to-wear garments, but under the designer’s name, after 1950. The high collar and the front of the coat faten with plastic buttons in a matching shade of magenta. The full-length, A-line silhouette has plenty of “swing”! The coat has vertical pleats in front from neck the hem and 2 inverted pleats in the back from hips to hem. The upper back has diagonal seams that meet the inverted pleats—a nice design detail! The shoulder line is soft, but enhanced by small shoulder pads. The dolman sleeves have diamond-shaped insets under the arms, for ease of movement. Without or without the famous Schiaparelli name, this is a lovely coat! The medium-weight, nubby bouclé wool has an inner lining of rayon satin, woven with an “S” pattern. Between the wool outer layer and the satin lining is a second, unseen lining layer of blanket-like, knit wool fabric, for added warmth. In very good to excellent condition, the coat does have some visible, added stitching on the satin lining. The fabulous color and functional warmth of this licensed 1950s Schiaparelli coat make it a worthy addition to your winter wardrobe!
This item is sold from an excellent, highly rated vintage boutique in Chicago, IL.