Stunning, elegant and rare, vintage sable fur coat by Christian Dior Original for Holt Renfrew. This stroller or 3/4 coat is an early Christian Dior exclusively designed and made for Holt Renfrew from the early to mid 1950's. The stunning natural sable has exquisitely matched pelts and is in great condition for its age (please use zoom feature to inspect unedited photos.) There is a nice collar which can be worn up or down; two slit pockets; an inside pocket; the inside strap for extra comfort, and eye an hook closure at the neck.
CONDITION: The sable fur pelts are supple and beautiful and the coat hangs beautifully. I've been told it has recently been cleaned and glazed. There is one eye and hook at the neck and the sash closes the coat at roughly the waist. It looks like there were other eye & hook closures that have been removed. The hem could use some block & tack but is fine the way it is. As with all used items, please expect the normal wear that is the hallmark and authentication or preowned vintage and antique clothing. Color may vary based on lighting and your computer - photos are unedited, please use the double zoom feature to inspect the coat!
SIZE APPROXIMATE: The mannequin is sized to 34 bust, 29 waist and 39 hips. Old garments were sized differently so please know your measurements and compare them to coat size. 38 inches long - 23 inches from nape to arm seam - 21 from armpit to armpit hanging outside - 19 inches armpit to armpit outside
BUYER RESPONSIBILITIES: While I do my best to describe any potential flaws with equal attention to its attributes, please use the zoom feature to examine the item to make a determination if this meets your standards for vintage and antique items being offered. Email should you have any questions or require more information.
PLEASE NOTE: I do my best to pack glass as safely as possible and ship by courier. However, once and item leaves my hands it is out of my control. I can not guarantee safety and DO NOT accept returns or give refunds on broken glass / lamps etc.
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