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1980s Vintage Evening Coat by Victor Costa for Holt Renfrew in Black Silk


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From the 1980s, a beautiful black coat from Victor Costa.  It is so elegant, styled very much in a 1950s style.  High collar with balloon sleeves, the cuff at the sleeves closes with two self-covered fabric buttons.  The coat just flows over the body, there are no fastenings whatsoever.  It has soft shoulder pads and there are two slit pockets on the side.  Fully lined in a black satin acetate with a black organza layer in between the two. 

Label:  Victor Costa - Holt Renfrew - also a small label underneath the two main labels which reads Created with Pride USA

Fabric: There is no fabric label, it has the look of a sumptuous silk but it may be a blend.

Please rely on the following measurements for size.

Bust:  46"

Waist: 44"

Hips:   54"

Shoulders:  17"

Sleeve:   25"

Overall Length:  55:

A little about Mr. Costa this information courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild:

"Victor Costa, (b. 1935) from Texas, sold sketches to Ceil Chapman and Oleg Cassini among others before getting starting in bridal design. He joined Suzy Perette in 1965, where he went to Paris and selected models to copy. He left Perette in 1973 and returned to Texas. There he bought a share of Ann Murray, and was able to buy out and rename the company in 1974.

He produces his own versions of American and French designer clothes in an affordable range, primarily evening wear. His clothes are bright and bold – often patterned or with high contrast. Costa is known for borrowing very closely from other designers."

A beautifully made and very dramatic evening coat, sure to have you make a very grand entrance!