AUTHENTIC VINTAGE FUR

YVES SAINT LAURENT Coat

 

 

Important and rare Yves Saint Laurent Fourrures Autumn-Winter 1976/77 Russian Collection broadtail fur and mink trim coat

 

Description

Yves Saint Laurent was one of the first designers to pay homage to Russia and its traditional garments. His iconic and opulent Autumn-Winter 1976/1977 "Opéras – Ballets Russes" or so called "Russian Collection" included peasant ensembles and various Cossack-style coats made of luxurious textiles such as fur, chiffon, silk, velvet, and gold lamé. Laurent himself regarded this collection as one of his finest: “I don't know if this is my best collection. But it is my most beautiful collection.”

 

This Yves Saint Laurent Fourrures labeled coat is a well documented piece of fashion history and, as a key look of this collection, highly collectible. An investment piece that will continue to increase in value. Versions of it are part of The Met Museum and The Museum at FIT. See reference photos.

 

The breathtaking design is pure Yves Saint Laurent from that time and made from a high-quality genuine glossy broadtail fur in delicious shades of brown, from cinnamon to chocolate. The dark brown mink fur trim throughout including a half belt at the back emphasizes the beautiful lines and gives it that Anna Karenina vibe.

 

The bodice has a high neckline and long sleeves with mink fur trimmed cuffs. I love how the lower part of the coat is set into the waist seam with slight gathers along the top that flare out below the waist in a swing style. An extremely figure flattering cut! The coat closes at the center front with four beautiful and eye-catching tassel decorated dark brown Brandenburgs or passementerie frog closures and is fully lined in a matching rayon.

 

Condition

This coat is in excellent condition. Perhaps the slightest wear to the end of the tassels. Appears to have been worn very little if at all.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 42 cm – 16.53"

Bust: 96 cm – 37.79"

Waist: 96 cm – 37.79"

Hips: open

Sleeve length: 66 cm – 25.98"

Length: 133 cm – 52.36" (from neck to hem)

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then DOUBLED for bust, waist and hips.

 

Corresponding Modern Size: M

 

Reference Photos: Russian Collection Coat at Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris / Mariacarla Boscono for the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Show in 2002 wearing a Cossack-style coat from 1976 / Mink fur coat from The Met Museum / Vogue Editorial, December 1976

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CRÉATION DE PARIS Fur Cape

 

Exquisite black fringed Persian lamb cape by Bepe Création de Paris from the 1960s.

 

Description

This one-of-a-kind 1960s BEPE CRÉATION de PARIS black Persian lamb fur cape features a remarkable fringe detailing. It shows a standing collar, small front pockets, excellently constructed armholes and sublime silk cord fringe edging starting from the upper part of the armholes around the back hem. Swings when you move and helps to add length at the back! The cape is fully lined in black satin and closes with hook and eye at neck and bust. Labeled "BEPE CRÉATION de PARIS" and "PELZ Laas DORTMUND".

 

Condition

This cape is in excellent vintage condition. Appears to have been worn very little. Impeccable inside and out.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: approx. 43 cm – 16.9" (edge to edge)

Bust: 106 cm – 41.7" (that would include arms)

Front length: 54 cm – 21.3"

Back length: 55,5 cm – 21.9" (without fringes) / 68 cm – 26.8" (with fringes)

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust.

 

Should fit Small to Medium frames.

 

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Mink Fur Cape

 

Amazing champagne-coloured mink fur cape with huge collar from the 1960s.

 

Description

This lightweight cape is composed of champagne-coloured plush real mink fur. It features a huge fur backed collar which can be worn up or laying on top of shoulders, a gathered shoulder section and front slits for arms when closed. The cape closes with one hook and eye, has two hidden lined slit pockets at front and is fully lined in champagne-coloured silk satin. Into the left pocket there is the "Fur Label Authority" label sewn-in. This label was added to fur garments for consumer protection since 1956. "It assured consumers that the furs complied with the guidelines set forth in the Fur Products Labeling Act and were manufactured under fair labor standards. This label included an identifying number that matched the number on the invoice which again required the name and origin of the animal to be included" (courtesy of furwise.com).

The cape ends approximately at the hip bone and has no monogram. The fur is glossy, soft and supple. A very versatile piece – perfect for any formal event or wedding or to dress up a casual look.

 

Condition

This cape is in excellent vintage condition. The lining is very clean with just a few tiny marks (see picture 8).

 

Size & Fit

Size unmarked.

Shoulders: 52 cm – 20.5"

Across at bust: 126 cm – 49.6"

Collar width: 10 cm – 3.9" (front), 16 cm – 6.3" (center back)

Bottom sweep: 156 cm – 61.4"

Length: 50 cm – 19.7"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and bottom sweep.

 

Fits best up to size M/L

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Mink Fur Jacket

 

 

Smart casual mink fur jacket probably from the 1970s.

 

Description

This hip-length straight-cut jacket is made from dark chocolate brown real mink fur. It features a stand-up collar, long roomy sleeves gathered in wide cuffs, two velvet lined patch pockets at hips and one hidden inner pocket. It is fully lined in an abstract patterned brown satin, closes with two concealed hinged furrier hooks and is labeled "Kürschnermeister J. Schmickler Wiesbaden" (Germany). The fur is soft and supple.

Please note: The brighter areas of the fur are just due to the light conditions, no abrasion.

 

Designer

Kürschnermeister (Furrier) Julius Schmickler from Wiesbaden, Germany.

 

Condition

This jacket is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Shoulders: 41 cm – 16.1" (seam to seam)

Bust: 104 cm – 40.9"

Waist: 118 cm – 46.5"

Hips: 120 cm – 47.2"

Sleeve Length: 61 cm – 24"

Length: 68 cm – 26.8"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.

 

Corresponding Modern Sizes:

Germany 38-42 / UK 12-16 /

USA 8-12

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