A Fine & Rare Beaded Evening Coat by Paul Poiret 1924
Paul Poiret. Opera Coat. circa 1924. Stunning cocoon evening coat of black georgette, hand beaded overall in lines of black beads switching to gray translucent beads with a geometric ragged edge formed at the color change.
Christobal Balenciaga Vestido de noche en gazar de seda azul añil 1965
Arnold Scaasi | Ensemble | c. 1958 The simplicity of the cut makes me swoon. And when did we stop wearing coats with our gowns? I would die to see an opera coat on a red carpet today.