This is wonderful white marabou evening jacket. The piece is cut a full cut squared form and features white “marabou” feathers affixed to a pale yellow satin acetate base in vertical rows that overlap - the yellow base fabric gives the piece the appearance of having a yellowish undertone, but it is not discoloured. It does up with a hook and eye at the neck and an additional hook at the waist. The jacket is very fluffy, soft and full
Label: None, only the size label
Age: probably 1970a
Material: Marabou is actually a misnomer, although used these days to describe these types of feathers. Real marabou feathers were taken from a variety of stork found on the Arabian Peninsula and were very expensive - it was used during the 19th century but hasn’t been used in many years. The “marabou” feathers are now taken from very young turkeys. The feathers are very fine, dense, downy and fluffy. (info courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild fur resource).
Sizing: Size M is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: about 16” across
Sleeves: 24 1/2” long from the estimated shoulder
Bust: 21” across the interior, pit-to-pit, so should be 42” around. The jacket should fit loosely
Bottom: 40” around, exclusive of the feathers
Overall length: 23", measured flat at the neck from the centre neck
Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, staining or odour - there is a bit of reddish makeup on the lining at the top edge - I’ll try to remove it, but it is very minor in any case. Also, there is the odd feather that is shedding, but this is normal for marabou, really this has been well cared for over the years.
This is a wonderful marabou jacket - excellent to dress up an evening outfit!
Sorry, but I cannot ship this item internationally....

ITEM ID
RL-poppy3765
COLOR
White
AGE
1970's
ITEM SIZE
M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FASHION ERA
1970's

Poppy's Vintage Clothing

Vintage 1970s White Marabou Evening Jacket Ladies Size M

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