One of the more special pieces we’ve had the privilege to acquire is this museum quality, early 1950s Jacques Fath Haute Couture day ensemble.
While not a household name today, Fath was known as one of the “Big Three” Parisian names in Haute Couture alongside the likes of Dior and Balmain.
This particular piece was designed by Fath himself sometime between 1950 and before his untimely death in 1954.
Constructed entirely by hand, the exquisite ensemble is of a very fine wool tweed with velvet accents.
The jacket is tailored to perfection and features a rounded collar with a sash which ties to the back (a signature of his style), 4 large buttons down the front, princess seaming front-to-back and velvet trimmed cuff (mimicking the collar) with bow detail on the back!
The tea length a-line skirt fastens at both sides of the back with metal Eclair zippers.
The jacket is lined with crepe while the skirt is lined with taffeta.
Excellent condition - there is a mark above the label on the inside of the jacket where we assume a sticker label of some sort once was.
(Plenty of allowance to have tailored)
Shoulder - 16.5”
Bust - 42”
Waist - 32”
Hip - 42”
Length - 22.5”
Sleeve - 17”
Waist - 29.5”
Hip - 46”
Length - 29.25”
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