Exquisite Mary McFadden Hand Painted Quilted Silk Art Coat

This is a stunning, one of a kind, hand painted silk coat by legendary designer Mary McFadden. McFadden worked at Dior, she was a journalist, merchandising editor for Vogue, and clothing designer. She is known for her exotic creations which were influenced by her travels in Africa and Asia. Her design career began in 1973, and in the 1980s she had several licensed lines. She received two Coty awards and her garments have been exhibited in several museum collections. She is the subject of the book "Mary McFadden: High Priestess of High Fashion."

This garment was created around 1980 and is a long straight quilted silk coat hand painted in a large leaf and flower design, in shades of lavender, coral, pink, and light green. It has beautifully clean finished edges, long sleeves and a collarless neckline. It is a simple edge-to-edge front that can be left open, or can be closed with 3 hooks and eyes. It has two hidden side seam pockets. It is unlined. The label simply says "Mary McFadden." The quality is impeccable and this is is truly a museum piece.

In excellent clean condition, it appears to be unworn.

Will fit a Small to Medium. The bust is 38 inches, the waist is 38, hips are 38, shoulders are 15 inches, sleeves are 22.5, length is 48.5 inches.

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Item ID: 0550


Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: coral / lavender, Size: S/M

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