This is a vintage 60s era Italian wool and faille (finely ribbed) coat hand made in Italy. The piece features an interesting geometric pattern in raised wool on a faille base. I’m unsure of the proper term for this type of fabric, but it is obviously of excellent quality. The coat is made with a faille narrow notched collar that can be worn turned down or upright (see photos). The coat does up with two buttons and a snap at the front. It is made in a mid-calf length with a slight flare to the bottom of the dress. It has mid forearm length sleeves that are mean to allow one to display their gloves. There is a pocket built into either side with a plain faille flap. The interior is fully lined in black rayon and the seams are covered in ribbon. Any seams that are visible are hand sewn.
Label: Couture Boutique Via Veneto 7 Roma Made in Italy.
Material: 70% wool / 30% lurex
Sizing: Size 10 is indicated, so this should fit a medium size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the fabric into account:
Shoulders: 16” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 21” long from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve Inseam: 15”
Bust: 40” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 35” around
Hips: 40” around
Bottom (Hemline): 57” around
Overall length: 36 3/4", measured flat
It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, pulls, stains or odors - this coat looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.
Proud Member of the VFG – Vintage Fashion Guild.
This is a wonderful vintage Italian couture coat - nice quality and excellent design.....
Vintage Italian Couture Coat Black Wool & Faille - 1960s - Via Veneto Roma - Size M 10