Amazing custom made dress and coat ensemble featuring velvet applique and beading.
Knee length cream/beige shift style dress has a high neckline and fabulous design of flowers worked down the front in brown velvet applique with stems and leaves worked in gold beads. The dress closes at the back with a metal zip and is fully lined.
The matching coat is Chinese style with a mandarin collar, bracelet length sleeves and frog closure at the bust. Contrasting brown binding at all the edges. The lining has quilted panels at the front edge featuring Chinese motifs. Slits at each side are also trimmed with frogging.
The garments feature a lot of hand finishing at the lining and hem in particular. The fabric appears to be a silky polyester. There are no tags on these garments - they appear to have been custom made in Hong Kong in the 1960s.
Bust 97 cm (38")
Waist to 87 cm (34")
Hips to 102 cm (40")
Shoulders 41 cm (16.25")
Back 40.5 cm (16")
Sleeve 54 cm (21.25")
Length 99 cm (39")
Excellent. Looks as if it's been worn once, and has been stored well.