Monday, October 19, 2009

1973 Donald Brooks Coat and 1966 Vintage Furs

File this under "Lightening Strikes Twice". On Friday, I told you how rare it is to find a vintage advertisement that matches an item I am selling. Later that day, I received an email from my colleague Anthony Argo over at Frockology.com with a picture of a Lord & Taylor ad from the March 1973 issue of Vogue magazine. It showed a Donald Brooks coat with a print of peas in pods cleverly called "The Pea Coat". The coat sold for $250 in 1973 (about $1200 in today's dollar).

Vogue Magazine, March 1973

Oh look! I have the same coat for sale at my website! This Donald Brooks coat is such fun and is sure to bring a smile to everyone on those rainy and gloomy days. Thank you for sending a photo of the ad, Anthony!

In other news, it snowed here in Boston last night. In case you are new to this blog, I want you to know that I hate snow. I hate cold. I hate winter. But I love Boston, so here I stay. Now, we've had early snow before, but October 18th snow? That's pushing it. It's all gone this morning, and the temps are headed back up today, but in honor of the coming winter winds, here are some vintage fur coats from 1966.

I've told you about Emeric Partos, Bergdorf Goodman's custom furrier before. This full length evening coat of Russian Crown sable is worn over gold lamé harem pajamas, both by Partos.

Also by Emeric Partos, an Empress chinchilla fur cape. Love the metallic boots!

Christian Dior combines Jasmine white Emba mink with Lutetia gunmetal grey Emba mink, tied with a mink sash at the waist.

Maximilian uses Emba mink in tourmaline for this gorgeous coat with horizontal pelts.

9 comments:

Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections said...

Incredible! Love the coat and matching ad. I must admit the ads are so glamourous. And the white mink.... droool...

Gladys said...

Coats are gorgeous...but, it's going to be in the 90's here today, it was in the 100's all weekend. No snow or even jackets for me. Now where did I put my bikini?

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! What a gorgeous post! I luv the Donald Brooks coat it is FABULOUS!!!:)
xox,
Gerri

Ms. B said...

Oh no! I really want that coat! I LOVE peapods! Sigh, being a vintage lover with no money is so frustrating. Grrr!!!

Coşkun Hürsel said...

I love the Russian sable fur coat, it's a magnificent piece! I especially adore the detail with the little girl cozying herself up in her mother's fur coat. There are a few vintage fur ads with a similar theme: mothers elegantly dressed up and children hugging their mum and her fur coat. But there is one ad I simply adore. It is by FICA, and features a young mum and her baby, both wrapped in a gorgeous sable fur coat. She (the mother) says in the ad: "It was right after Stephanie was born and I still had a few pounds to lose. Michael came home early that day and surprised me with the sable coat. I never felt more beautiful, more needed, or more loved in my entire life."
Here:
http://yfrog.com/0of23052cbsj

Before, girls would see their mums in beautiful fur coats and would dream of having furs themselves when they grew up. The sad part about the young generation of today is that they have missed all that motherly connection...

laurakitty said...

All of those fur ads are gorgeous and the models look so glamorous- if only I looked that gorgeous in my vintage furs.

Oh, and I would kill for that Dior- that one is really something special!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I really got a giggle out of Brooks naming the coat "The Pea Coat". What a great play on words!

Lesley Ann said...

When I was a teen, I used to put Blackglama Mink ads on my wall that I tore out of my mother's Vogue magazines!

Dallas Shaw said...

loving these
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