Age: late 1940s
Label: Made in France - no maker's label, but the coat is hand sewn. The selvedge of the fabric is signed "H Mireault".
Description: This is a fabulous vintage late 40s period coat, featuring innovative design. The coat was hand sewn in France. It has a large, high, wide collar cut straight across the bottom. The coat has a full panel, affixed below the right center waistline, that spreads out to button at either side with two large plastic buttons. The coat does up at the neckline with another large button and closes below the waistline with two other large buttons that are hidden by the front panel. There are two tucks at either side of the lower bodice that give the coat a cinched silhouette at the waist. Similarly, there is a center pleat at the back and tucks at either side. The coat is fully lined in black satin. There are loops to accommodate a belt, however, no belt is supplied.
Sizing: No size is indicated, as it is custom made. Still, this should fit a medium size. Please note the following measurements, taking the thickness of the wool into account:
Shoulders: 18" across seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 24" from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 18" long
Bust: 37" around, taken under the arms
Waist: 30", uncinched
Hips: 38" around
Overall length: 45"
It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odors except for a small frayed area to the lining at the back center at the neckline, easily patched. In addition, the stitching that is holding the front panel is a little extended, but this also could be easily fixed. Otherwise, this was well cared for and stored over the years.
This is an absolutely fabulous coat - great New Look period styling, beautifully designed and made, excellent quality.....super coat for the collector - French fashion of this time period was at the vanguard of chic.....
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