This is an LBC rather than an LBD – a Little Black Coat. One of my very favorite surprise finds! And, just perfect for shoulder-season wear – when it’s not too hot or too cold outside yet.
Late ’50’s – early ’60’s – just about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s time. She could have worn one like it over a dressy LBD or evening wear. Look at the trim around the collar and the heavy, glossy fabric.
It has 3/4 length sleeves with bows at the cuff, large covered buttons and a bow at the neck and falls straight in a boxy cut. Two side pockets at the hips. The length of the hem would also be 3/4 on a taller person.
From a Chicago clothier – maybe tailor-made and very distinctive. I’ve never run across one like it before, or since, but I have seen pictures of them from that time.
Just perfect for Stella! I love it when something like this appears . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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