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Vintage c.1953-4 fitted gunmetal Moygashel linen jacket from Fashion of Florida features all-over leaf embroidery in a lemon-butter yellow.
Shaped by a combination of princess seams and vertical waist darts, the jacket has a clever faux Johnny collar and buttons with five brass stud-centered shell buttons that have been scored to mimic flowers. (An extra button is sewn inside the left placket.
Turn-back cuffs and an angled, cutaway waist complete the silhouette, and the jacket is lined in lustrous matching rayon.
Label reads “Fashion of Florida, Styled in Miami”, and a fabric label inside the right placket reads “Fast Colors, Moygashel Reg., Crease Resisting Irish Linen”.
Fashion of Florida was a women’s suit manufacturing firm headed by Harold A. Schiff, who was the president of the Miami Fashion Council 3 times in the early 1950s. In 1955, he led a group of eight Florida designer/manufacturers and broke away from the Council to form a new industry group, the “Florida Originators’ Guild”. In 1951, Pierre Balmain chose Fashion of Florida to manufacture 25 of his original couture designs for the American market; they were shown along with 75 “house” designs in the 1951 Fashion of Florida Fall collection, and Harold Schiff made Balmain an honorary member of the Miami Fashion Council.
According to a period article, in December of 1953 Fashion of Florida introduced “slim, fitted suits in pure linen, looking more elegant than ever this year with a combination of plain and patterned fabrics” for their resort line. The article continues: “Newest of all are the embroidered linen jackets, worn with slim, solid color skirts of the same linen". Please see photo # for a picture of a leaf-embroidered linen suit from the Spring 1954 Fashion of Florida collection.
Measuring bust 36”, shoulders 15”, sleeves 20”, waist 28” and length shoulder to hem 21”, this striking jacket is in excellent condition with no flaws to note.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: grey/yellow, Size: S
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Vintage 1950s Fashion of Florida Embroidered Grey Irish Linen Jacket
$85 USD SOLD
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