Incredible mid century Ceil Chapman Opera coat.
Ceil Chapman designed for Marilyn Monroe and many others of the Hollywood elite of the day.
The copper satin material is pressed into a tree bark like textured exterior that is edged in piping all around. The inside is lined in matching copper smooth satin. Between the outer and inner layers is a silk chiffon layer for extra volume.
A shawl collar can be turned down or worn up. The slightly batwing sleeves typical of the 1950s hit just below the elbow with a narrow cuff.
The condition is excellent. As seen in the photos the back of the hem seems to hang very slightly irregularly with the lining showing slightly past hem. This could easily be remedied by restitching of the hem. There are no stains or tears on the outside. The inner silk backing chiffon may have one or two very minor holes. Very slight color fading here and there.
The size is One size fits most within a range of XS to M. The size is limited by the sleeves that have a narrow cuff and the shoulders that will fit XS to M. The body of the coat can fit a fuller figure.
More photos on request.