1970 Norman Norell Documented Brown Velvet & Ivory-White Mink Fur Princess Coat
This breathtaking Norman Norell designer coat was famously featured on the cover of French Vogue back in September 1970. As pictured, it also belonged to his house model and muse, Denise. This gorgeous garment, in rich chocolate brown velvet and genuine mink, exemplifies his signature blend of couture-level with quintessentially American style. It is easy to see the level of quality in this piece; the fur is extremely supple and soft. The mink is pieced together in horizontal stripes set extremely close together and matched perfectly for pile and color. The bodice is a classic Russian princess fitted design complete with high collar and over-sized cuffs. I love the nipped waist full princess silhouette. As pointed out in the book "Couture: The Great Designers", Norell had a profound influence on the ready-to-wear industry and on younger American designers by insisting that off-the-rack clothing be as fine as made-to-order. The masterful design and superb quality of this garment more than meets his exacting standards!
This Norman Norell custom numbered garment is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Full documentation will be given to the buyer with purchase. Compete with hidden side pockets. This rare princess coat is over 40 years old and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.