Incredible Rare Original 1940s Vintage Red Chevron Wool Couture Coat By Oscar Cahn
This incredible coat was made in the 1940s from sumptuous red wool woven in a large herringbone pattern. This weave was the trademark fabric of the well renowned weaver Oscar Cahn, whose fabrics were used in couture pieces. And this coat is no exception, the fabric is wonderfully soft to the touch and wears beautifully. The coat itself was cut in the classic loose fitting silhouette of the period with strong padded shoulders that have been further highlighted with an usually shaped shoulder yolk. The high neckline has a stunning integrated scarf detail and the ends of the scarf have been trimmed with black astrakhan wool. Matching rich astrakhan trim also adorns the turn up cuffs of the gently fluted sleeves and there are functional slit pockets at the waist. Inside, the coat is lined in sumptuous black satin and has a fabric label for Oscar Cahn, a retailer’s label for Couzens as well as a National Recovery Board tag.
Shoulders: 18” edge to edge
Length: 34 1/2”
The coat is in very good condition with only a tiny area of wear in the cuff and some slightly loose stitching at the inside neck as pictured.