LAYAWAY PAYMENT 1 OF 2 - RESERVED FOR ALEX - Rare Original 1940s 40s Black Vintage Skirt Suit With Rainbow Sequin Collar And Bishop Sleeves
This stunning suit was made from black faille in the 1940s. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. Beautiful half moon panel work further enhances the strong shoulder line and the huge cuffed bishop sleeves add a real design statement. The collar and lapels have been adorned with hundreds of iridescent rainbow coloured sequins and clear beaded centres. A single button fastens the blazer at the waist. Inside, the jacket is lined in satin and has a maker’s label for Chas A. Steven’s & Co of Chicago. The matching skirt has a small vent at the back and fastens with an original metal side zipper and button closure above.
Shoulders: 16 3/4” seam to seam
Length: 27” plus 3 1/2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only some very slight fade across the shoulders (only visible under very strong light) and a single sequin that is looking a little loose. The skirt may have been taken out at some point.