1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall
1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall

1940s RARE ZELDA WYNN beaded jacket xs | new fall

Condition Chart

m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock

e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws

v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable

g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable

f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable

Collectible and RARE 1940's jacket done by Zelda Wynn Valdes! Done deep navy wool gabardine with THICK, glossy bugle beads on the collar, sleeves pockets and on the front and back. Covered buttons down the front with hook and eyes in between (such couture detailing!) Fully lined in navy rayon. Very heavy and well made!

*In 1948, Valdes opened "Zelda Wynn," her design and dressmaking studio, on Broadway. She said that her shop was the first black-owned business on Broadway. She sold her dresses to movie star Dorothy Dandridge, opera diva Jessye Norman, and singer Gladys Knight. She also dressed the entire bridal party for the 1948 wedding of Marie Ellington, aka Maria Cole and Nat King Cole. Additional celebrity clients included Josephine Baker, Mae West, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, and Marian Anderson, Constance Bennet, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight.

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Brand: Zelda Wynn
Size on tag: None
Fits like: xs
Color: navy
Material: wool gabardine
Condition: Excellent Vintage: two very, very faint lighter spots between the third and fourth button. Very minor.

✂-----Measurements
Bust (underarm seam) : 36"
Waist: 26.5"
Total length: 30"
Shoulders: undefined
Underarm seam: 17.5"