Dragon Lady Chinoiseries

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Seen as early as the 17th century, this exotic and decorative style is repeated in architecture, furnishings and fashion alike. Always popular, worn often and well! - the Art Deco eras are awash with chinoiserie similar to this formidable jacket!

This is a beautiful example of craftmanship, delicate quality fabrics and enduring fashion. 

At least 50 years young and in excellent condition, this jacket will keep you warm and the epitome of panache for years to come! We curate the classic and the stylish 'head turner' this is a highly sought after quality garment.

Pair with jeans and a t-shirt or, wear over a slimline dress or skirt combination. Wear with wide leg trousers to emulate the Deco eras. Chic and easy to pair makes this jacket a wardrobe must have!

Wear it your way and be your own bird.

Circa: 1940 -2000
Label/Brand: na
Origin or Source: Private Collector

Fabric: Silk
Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love.

Modern Size Indicator*: 14 - 16
Vintage Size Indicator: L
Fixtures*: Original fastenings (frogs)

Note: The word chinoiserie /ʃɪnˈwɑːzəri/ comes from the French term Chinois which translates as Chinese or, after the Chinese taste (as in style). Chinoiserie means a Western or, European interpretation of an Asian style and may not an necessarily be of an actual Asian design. Painted Bird has an array of garments we consider 'chinoiserie' from a number of Asian countries but for purposes of website search - we offer as one collection. We believe they are all beautiful, unique and wearable art for the now. Fashion designers have repeated these designs over a variety of eras. Enjoy!

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near-or new quality, with no noted flaws often in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock)
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or do not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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