Very Rare Edward Molyneux open coat, with unique detail as expected from Molyneux collections. The coat is tan interior with pattern to the outside, and high collar. Truely beautiful coat with the complete WOW factor. Sits below the knee and can be styled with belt to create the modern look.
The coat was owned and worn by Fleur cowles, editor of Fleur magazine New York.Pieces of Molyneux collection are featured in the V&A museum London.
Often remembered as Captain Molyneux, Edward Molyneux began his career with the English couturiere Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon, as a fashion sketcher and later assistant, traveling with her from London to New York and Chicago. Returning after WWI with blindness in one eye, Molyneux opened his own couture house in 1919 in Paris at 14 rue Royale. He opened several other branches, in both Monte Carlo and Cannes, and finally London. Molyneux had an artistic flair and obsession with the bourgeois. His clientele included the social elite as well as stars of the stage. Working in luxurious fabrics, he created exquisite pieces for both day and night, his colors of choice being navy, black and beige. His simplistic masterpieces were perfect for the woman who desired to look "absolutely" right.
Vintage Molyneux Open Swing Coat
Unknown - Cashemere, wool very heavy