1950s LAWRENCE OF LONDON silk rain small medium large | new fall
Absolutely STUNNING 1950's raincoat. Done in leopard silk and treated inside and out for rain. Wide curved collar, covered buttons and front flap pockets. Cuffed sleeves. Comes with wide slip through belt. Fully lined in logo lining. Will fit a range of sizes.
♥Adele Lawrence of Lawrence of London decided in 1947 that there was no reason why raincoats should lack the type of styling and fabrics usually reserved for the nice weather coats. She began researching ways of water repelling luxury fabrics. "I learned all about water repellency" said Mrs. Lawrence "and found that most fragile fabric can be made water repellent, but it is important the lining be treated too" These coats ranged in price from $26.75 ($275) to $650 ($6600) for silk with mink lining.
♥We acquired several high end couture gowns from the Estate of Mrs. Steinberg of St. Louis. Mrs. Steinberg was a notable philanthropist and loved art. She came from an established St. Louis family involved in the Rice-Stix company. After her husband died, she gave funds to create an ice rink in his name based on the rink in Central Park, NYC. She had much art in her collection including Renoir, Van Gogh and Monet. She also gave to local hospitals, libraries and universities.
Brand: Lawrence of London/Bonwit Teller
Size on tag: none
Fits like: small/medium/large
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Bust (underarm seam) : 45"
Total length: 46"
Shoulders (seam to seam): undefined
Sleeve (underarm seam): 13.5"
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable