Christian Dior 1980s? Fur

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by gnemalie, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. gnemalie

    gnemalie Registered Guest

    First post, if I break any rules, please advise.

    My husband's mother was married to a Hollywood producer. When she passed away, the step brother got the money and the fancy condo in West LA, and my husband got the household contents, most of which we donated.

    Among the contents in my mother in law's closet were several furs. I know nothing about furs.

    This fur is the prettiest. It is a Christian Dior, probably 1980s(?), in like new condition. It is reversible - fur on one side, beautiful leather on the other. I have not been able to find a similar coat online. Would like to figure out an approximate value (on this and the other furs) and would like a recommendation for an online appraiser who isn't too expensive if anyone has any suggestions.

    Also, being a fur novice, is this mink?

    Thank you :)
    Lori
     

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  2. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  3. gnemalie

    gnemalie Registered Guest

    Yes, I noted that, which is why I asked if anyone had an appraisal recommendation :)
     
  4. Furwise

    Furwise Administrator Staff Member

    Hi there,

    Beautiful coat. It’s reversible mink with a fox fur tuxedo collar.

    Fur prices are all over the place right now so it would be very difficult for anyone to give you even an approximate resale value if sold today but you would be able to get an appraisal for insurance purposes or for what the value would be if new from any local furrier.

    You can also get appraisals online however without someone holding it they cannot assess the condition of the fur and the skins so their appraisal might not be accurate.
     
  5. gnemalie

    gnemalie Registered Guest


    Thank you! I'm amazed that someone can look at it and know all that.

    It really is a stunning coat, and even though fur isn't my thing, if husband didn't need it to settle his mom's estate and pay related expenses, I'd keep this one (the leather is just gorgeous).
     
  6. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

    Sorry. Was confused... "Would like to figure out an approximate value (on this and the other furs) and would like a recommendation for an online appraiser who isn't too expensive if anyone has any suggestions."

    But Caryn is the best fur person here and anywhere. She really is! : )
     
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  7. gnemalie

    gnemalie Registered Guest

    A furrier contacted me after Caryn, and she was spot on on the description (except he said "long haired mink"). #IMPRESSED
     
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  8. Furwise

    Furwise Administrator Staff Member

    Good. Saying long haired mink just means that it is natural length and not sheared.
     
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  9. Missy7799

    Missy7799 Registered Guest

    How do I get in touch with Caryn? Brand new on the site and have custom Dior furs I need help with lol
     

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