A short, lined, fake fur jacket with long sleeves and two button front fastening. Imitating pelt, this 1960s dated synthetic fur coat has been altered at some point and was likely 3/4 length originally. Polymeric fibres have been used to imitatate real fur since the late 1920s but technological improvements, along with the introduction of acrylic, provided a better quality replacement from the mid 1950s. Pile fabrics (fake fur) typically consist of synthetic fibres attached to a backing fabric, usually woven or tufted, in an automated process.
printed: "Courtelle and modacrylic pile. In order to keep this garment looking luxurious and elegant avoid *Exposure to direct heat * sitting in the garment and disturbing the pile. It is also necessary to * shake the garment * store on a coat hanger * use a furrier cleaning method when required." (label at left hip)
printed: "Important do not dry clean. Do not steam or heat this garment. Clean only by the furrierized method of Furclean Ltd. 3 Belsize Place, London, NW3. 01-794 3243. Suedes, Leathers & Sheepskins" (label at left hip)
AIBDC : 000261
1960 - 1969 (circa)