Monday, November 01, 2010

Fun with Mink - 1966

I am a firm believer that if you chose to wear fur, you should always chose vintage. That keeps coats and stoles already in existence out of our landfills and at the same time doesn't support the unneeded slaughter of today's animals for fashion. In showing images of vintage furs on this blog, I hope to inspire you and show you how beautiful they can be for the modern woman.

By 1966, fur makers were playing with new color combinations and unique constructions. Enjoy these mink coats from the winter of that year.

Laurence Kaye showed the first chevron striped mink, pieced in gunmetal gray and white.

Emeric Partos mink dress with an optical illusion pattern in white, gray, and black.

Veneziani mink coat in horizontal rings of color ranging from white to dark brown.

Ben Kahn mink ski jacket with chevron stripe insets.

Maximillan double breasted coat, brown mink set off with pale beige in the front.

3 comments:

Xtabay Vintage said...

I totally agree! People always ask me if I get any slack for wearing my vintage furs....I usually don't and if I do, I tell them that it's recycled and died a long time ago. Then i ask them if they are wearing leather shoes and
They usually are

Lindsay said...

I've been dying for a fur muff. One of my girlfirends told me that vintage ones shed like crazy. If this is the case, what can one do to prevent shedding? Any specific care instructions/advice?

Thanks!!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Lindsay, while it's true that some vintage furs shed, it is not the case with all of them. Furs will shed if they have not been stored properly and the skins are allowed to dry out. At Couture Allure, we always check our furs with a gentle tug in several spots before buying, and I won't buy a fur that does shed. BTW, there are a couple of fabulous fur muffs on our website right now!

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