This is a fabulous vintage 1960s black velvet coat, sold at the Boutique Jean Patou Paris and made in France. Jean Patou is a venerable French fashion house dating to 1919. Although Patou died in 1936, the label was popular during the 60s, with Karl Lagerfeld designing five collections from 1958 until 1963. The coat has a texture that replicates broadtail fur, very luxurious looking. It closes with one covered button and loop at the neck, has a rounded collar, above the wrist length sleeves and is made in a knee length. It has no other closures, so simply falls with either a small gap or overlap at the front. The back has a centre pleat down its entire length and the body of the coat is cut full so as to fall in drapes. It is fully lined in black viscose. This is meant for evening use, not as a winter coat.
Label: Boutique Jean Patou Paris Made in France
Material: Velvet - excellent quality, beautiful texture and feel - think that it may be a silk velvet as it is really exceptional
Sizing: Size 8 is indicated, but being a vintage sizing, please rely on the following measurements for fit, all taken from the exterior with little or no gap:
Shoulders: 15” across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 24” from the shoulder seam
Sleeve inseam: 17”
Bust: 44” around, taken under the arms
Hemline: 62” around
Overall length: 39"
Condition: It is in excellent condition with no signs of wear - this looks like it saw very little use and was well cared for over the years.
This is an exceptional evening coat - beautiful quality velvet, excellent French manufacture and design as one would expect from Jean Patou. Easy to wear, elegant evening coat!
Vintage 1960s Jean Patou Boutique Paris Black Velvet Coat France Ladies Size M