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Vintage 1950s VOGUE Pattern 9823 - RARE - Hollywood Glamour Coat Evening Gown Formal Swing Jacket - Bust 36 - UNCUT

Vintage 1950s VOGUE Pattern 9823 - My heart's desire!! ~ Evening or Opera? coat, also may be made knee length

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1913 opera and evening coats. I've recently re-watched BBC/HBO Parade's End series, Sylvia's character wears a coat similar to these, and is damn elegant.

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Opera coat, c.1922 "The coat is fashioned from cobalt blue devoré velvet, cut to a ground of bronzed gold metallic lamé. The upper back and sleeve borders are of solid silk velvet elaborately embroidered with a Persian pattern of bronze metallic cord and small, coral colored beads. The bodice front sections of the coat are self lined with devoré velvet; the rest of the coat is lined with rose colored silk velvet."

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Opera coat, Paquin, Summer 1912. Old rose silk velvet with appliqués of silk ribbon floral sprays. White and crystalline beadwork and embroidery. Dropped waist has looped velvet detail and heavy tassles. Christie's

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Arnold Scaasi | Ensemble | c. 1958 The simplicity of the cut makes me swoon.  And when did we stop wearing coats with our gowns? I would die to see an opera coat on a red carpet today.

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