I am selling these two pieces together as that is the way they were found. And, I’m sure that the original owner probably purchased them to be worn together and they do seem to match quite well. The set is comprised of a black beaded wool shell made in Hong Kong that is lined with black silk. The neckline is scooped front and back. There is a metal zipper closure on the back with a metal hook and eye at the top of the zipper. Of course, the highlight of this shell is the hundreds of small glass beads as well as black plastic round beads that are used throughout the design. There are starburst designs with tassels and then there are the thousands of sequins that really give this shell some sparkle! And, there is a wonderful fringe all the way around the bottom of the shell. This shell is a bit weighty even though there are some plastic beads. The matching sweater is also lined with black silk and has ¾ length sleeves. The sweater is literally covered in thousands of black sequins that provide more sparkle and shine than you can imagine. On each side of the sweater there are slits that close with a black metal hook and eye. The sweater closes at the front with six black hook and eye closures. This stunning set would be fabulous for any affair that you need to be the center of attention!
Condition: Very Good
It appears that there is very little loss of beads or sequins on this dazzling duo. There is one issue that does need to be noted and fortunately it’s one that will never be seen by your many admirers. On the inside silk lining of the shell near the front of the left armhole there is an approximately 2” tear in the silk. This can be seen in the photo of the lining of the shell. This tear does not compromise the outer wool shell as it is in the silk material only.
Label in the Shell: House of Gold, 100% Wool, Made in Hong Kong
These two items are not Size 38 by today’s standards, but closer to Size 8. As always, you are encouraged to read the Measurements given below to be sure that you will get a proper fit.
SHELL (Zipped and Laid Out Flat)
Across the Bottom of the Shell: 32”
From Top to Bottom of Fringe at Hemline: 20”
(This is not a long shell. It’s meant for the fringe to go just below the waistline.)
Circumference of Armhole Opening: 20”
Although, you most likely will not wear this beautiful sequined sweater closed, I am measuring it with the hooks fastened and laid out flat.
Shoulder to Shoulder: Approximately 16”(there are no defined shoulder seams)
Inner Sleeve: 12”
Circumference of Sleeve opening: 10”
Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 21 ½”
Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 35”
This seller is a proud member of The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG) and The Costume Society of America (CSA)
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