This coat is gorgeous, an amazing terracotta colour and swing style, with interesting set in sleeves and pintucking detailing at the back neck.
El Jay was an elegant, high quality mainstay of the mid-century NZ fashion scene, and in 1953 became the official licensee of Christian Dior to to manufacture and sell Christian Dior originals and Christian Dior prêt a porter in the New Zealand market. This piece is a real slice of NZ fashion history and should be loved as such.
* info from the New Zealand Fashion Museum *
Brand: El Jay
Fabric: Wool with cotton lining
Labelled Size: 14
Best Guess Size: very free size
** All measurements laid flat **
Chest Measurement: 59cm
Length Measurement: 116cm
Quality: Excellent vintage condition for its age, has had a wee patch under the left underarm but otherwise mint. Comes with an unattached belt which has unfortunately been cut at one end.
Model is a size 6-8 & 172cm / 5"7, with 10D chest.