Who says there's no large-size vintage? This 1940s or early 1950s jacket is not only gorgeous and beautifully constructed, it is most definitely plus size. Taupe and blue-gray tiny stripes on crisp, high-quality faille fabric (subtle ribbed texture, like grosgrain ribbon). Dramatically notched collar. Five-button placket with bound buttonholes (sigh). Pointed detail at faux cuffs and triple faux-pocket flaps at right hip. Double princess seams and bust darts. Integrated (non-floppy) shoulder pads. Hem tape. Unlined. Dressmaker custom-made in the U.S.A. From the Mullins collection.
Labels: by Julia Grimes Detroit
background: According to an article in the July 7, 1959, Washington Afro-American, Julia Grimes was a past president of the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers, Inc. NAFAD, was founded in 1949 "to foster the development of blacks in the field of fashion through scholarship, training, exposure, and influence." Here is Mrs. Grimes receiving an award for her service:
Fiber/Care: unmarked, most likely rayon, dry-clean only
Condition: there are a few spots next to the left lapel, one on the sleeve, and some underarm rings that are far worse in close-up under photography lights than in person (see last photo). price adjusted accordingly.
*We've had this jacket professional dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*
- the jacket is clipped to our live model, who has petite proportions. It would be slightly shorter, especially in the sleeves, on an average-height or tall person -
bust: 60"/152.5cm plus darts
length: 29.5"/75cm shoulder to hem
(BDV SKU: 00467-015)
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