Vintage UltraSuede Coat Dress & Matching Purse Vera Maxwell 1970s 38-36-38
Versatile coat dress can be worn as either- its lightweight and has a button front placket, patch pockets and a self belt. It has French cuffs- you need French cufflinks to close them.
It has a matching shoulder bag, not that you have to wear them together! It has a zip top and concentric circle design. Vera Maxwell Label.
Marked Size: none
Waist: 36” max
Sleeve from shoulder: 23.5”
Sleeve from underarm: 18”
Length (shoulder to waist): 15”
Length (waist to hem): 25”
Purse: 16 x 13.5”
CONDITION: Excellent- has been drycleaned, though the purse,despite being drycleaned,still has a light stain as shown
Some info if you'd like to know more about the designer, courtesy of The Vintage Fashion Guild:
Vera Maxwell (1901-1995) had her introduction into the fashion world was as a model. She studied tailoring in London and upon her return to New York worked as a designer for sportswear and coat firms. Vera Maxwell Originals opened in 1947 and she is considered one of the founders of the American “look” along with Cashin and McCardell. Maxwell received a Coty Special Award in 1951 and a Neiman-Marcus Award in 1955. She continued to design under her label until 1964. After being retired for a while, she made her comeback in 1970, designing classic dresses and separates from the new fabric, Ultrasuede. She continued to design until the middle 1980s.
Vera Maxwell is not the famous scarf designer; that designer is Vera Neumann.
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