Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by claireshaeffer, Mar 18, 2017 at 9:35 AM.
This bolero is black velvet with gold leather and bead trims.
That is lovely. Can you show the interior, and is it lined? This is just a guess on my part, as I cannot feel or see it in person. Perhaps 1930s, circa early - mid decade. The style looks right for that time period, and also the materials. I have run across a small number of 1930s garments (and 1 or 2 hats) over the years that used leather as trimming, and memory serves me the leathers were metallic gold or silver.
I love the way the designer used the leather as flowers. the jacket reminds me a bit of Schiaparelli in overall look.
I just get that sense, but of course it is just a guess.
That's helpful. I'm just moving photos around today and found it. I'm trying to avoid real work--like my taxes. I'll look for the jacket. It's in very good condition; I bought it several years ago because of the trim.
It looks 30s to me as well, Claire. Lovely piece!
As with Barbara, the bolero silhouette and witty/surreal trim made me flash on Schiaparelli.
The lining appears to be rayon or acetate, machine sewn.
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