Thursday, August 28, 2008

1961 Laurence Kaye Persian Lamb Jacket

Laurence Kaye was a prominent furrier on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. He opened his own fur salon in the late 1950's and worked there for nearly 30 years until his retirement at age 82 in 1986. He made furs for Christian Dior and Hubert Givenchy, as well as for his own exclusive salon.

This Persian lamb jacket, shown in the September 15, 1961 issue of Vogue magazine, is cut very simply and closes with a single button at the neckline. Perfect to pop over a simple black day dress, or a long column of an evening gown. The model wears long kidskin gloves, a turban hat, and carries an alligator Kelly bag. So simple, so elegant.

Not into real fur or skins? You can get the look with this faux Persian lamb stole and alligator embossed patent vinyl bag, now available on EBay. Click the pictures to see the listings.