Stunning Original Early 1950s 50s Volup Vintage Taupe Grey Pin Striped Blazer By Edith Small
This fabulous jacket was made from fine quality taupe grey wool with a gold pinstripe in the early 1950s. The jacket was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The unusual thin shawl collar is notched near the base and leads to a single row of seven fabric covered buttons. Interesting notched pockets flaps decorate the bust as well as the hip of the blazer. The direction of the stripe, alongside beautiful dart worn, has been cleverly used to enhance the shape of the jacket. Below the waist seam, the stripe direction changes to vertical, to elongate the wearer’s body in the hip area. Neat turn up cuffs finish off the sleeves beautifully. Inside, the jacket is lined in black silk and has a maker’s label for the designer Edith Small as well as retailer’s label for Best’s Apparel of Seattle.
Edith Small was a well known American fashion designer who opened her own premises in Los Angeles in 1945. She rose to fame for her exquisite gowns and feminine tailoring.
Shoulders: 16 3/4”
The jacket is in very good condition with no issues to note.