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Vintage 70s Marielle Fleury Red Velvet Coat by Rainmaster M


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This is a very nice quality vintage 1970s red velvet coat designed by Marielle Fleury for Rainmaster - Fleury is considered to have been one of the most influential Quebec designers and her designs are becoming quite sought after.  The material is made of a very soft velvet, feels like cotton velvet, but probably a rayon velvet given its backing, and is fully lined in red acetate.  This red velvet coat is made with a high set military style lapel and collar with an eight button double breasted closure.  It has a slash pocket at either side topped with a decorative flap.  The collar, cuffs and pockets are trimmed in black rick rack ribbon.  The back waist has a faux belt that is decorated with two buttons.  The hemline has been let down on this red velvet coat so there is a delineation in the fabric, visible in the photo of the back - this can be re-hemmed at your discretion.

Label: Rainmaster by Marielle Fleury Made in Canada.  Rainmaster was a trademark of Sport Togs, which hired Fleury in 1969 to design a line under her own name.

Sizing: There is no size label on this red velvet coat, but this should fit a medium size.  Please note the following measurements for fit, perhaps measuring a similar coat that you own for comparison:

Shoulders:  16” across

Sleeves:  23” long

Sleeve inseam:  16”

Bust:  38” around, allow extra room for fit

Waist:  33” around

Hips:  39” around

Length:  39 1/2”, measured flat

Condition:  Aside from the aforementioned dropped hem, this red velvet coat is in very good condition with no pronounced marking, wear, tear or stains - this appears to have seen little use and was well cared for and stored over the years.

This is a wonderful red velvet coat - great acquisition for the Canadian fashion collector or just a very stylish red velvet coat !