Friday, September 02, 2011

Chinchilla Fur Coat - 1965

Betty Yakova owned her own Paris couture salon before going to work for Neustadter Furs in New York.  In 1963, Yakova was given a special Coty Award for her work with fur.  Her work rivaled that of Bergdorf's Emeric Partos and she came up with some very innovative ways of using fur.  In 1967, Yakova designed mink tweed by sewing together tiny squares of charcoal and white mink.  In the same year, she made a coat with horizontal bands of silver fox and black mink.  She also dyed furs in fun colors like green, navy blue and purple.

Here, from 1965, is a 3/4 length Aurora chinchilla fur coat that Yakova designed for Neustadter's.  In another of her innovations, she used a wide belt of gray taffeta at the waist.  The coat was given added fullness below the waist with deep pleats.

7 comments:

Miss Meadows said...

I'm ok wearing fur as long as it's vintage. If everyone who wanted real fu bought vintage, no new animals would have to die! I live in Sweden, and with the long cold months ahead this coat would be a very welcome addition in my closet. Love it!!!!

MC said...

That's a beautiful coat!

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Wow!!!

Celia said...

That is amazing.

Vintage Jewels said...

This coat is truly a find wow it is beautiful

deang said...

It almost seems more like a dress than a coat. And I love the 1965-style hair, makeup, and shortie gloves.

K.Line said...

This is SO beautiful. I love the way she's used the pelts horizontally.

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