Vintage 1950s Black Silk Designer Jacket- New!

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$280.00 AUD
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Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: open

Total Length from Outside Shoulder to Hem: 22 inches +56 cm 

Sleeve Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* Stunning 1950s black silk commercially made jacket

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist with peplum 

* 3/4 sleeves with wide cuffs

* Button front opening with small black wooden buttons

* Multi- seaming at the front and back to give an exaggerated peplum effect

* Fully lined in black crepe

 * Padded below the waist to provide structure to the peplum

* Label reads Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie led a fashion empire that set the pace of American fashion for over three decades. Although she could not sew herself, she did have the foresight to garner talented people. Many of the designers who worked for Hattie Carnegie emerged as important designers and arbiters of style in their own right. Pauline Potter (later Baroness Philippe de Rothschild), Norman Norell, Claire McCardell, James Galanos, Jean Louis, and Travis Banton - all began their careers under the direction of Carnegie. Acting as the great arbitor of style and taste, Carnegie brought out the best of each designers’ talents. Her regular clientele included many of America’s most prominent socialites along with Hollywood and Broadway stars. Clients included the Duchess of Windsor, Barbara Hutton, Clare Booth Luce, Constance Bennett, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Crawford, Gertrude Lawrence, and Norma Shearer. Her most recognised fashion line was the “Carnegie suit.” 




Several tiny abrasions at the jacket hem edge -  can be reinforced for durability but hardly visible unless looking for it. Priced accordinly.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.



Stunning and elegant jacket with so much detail, reminiscent of the Dior bar jacket.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.

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Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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