1930s Hattie Carnegie Opera coat
Extremely RARE, 1930s peach silk velvet opera coat with large rouched collar. Coat by Hattie Carnegie (1889-1956). Hattie Carnegie immigrated from Austria to New York in the early 1900s, and opened up a small hat shop in NYC in 1909. Hattie studied Parisian fashion, adapting mainly dresses for her customers. Hattie often went to Paris on buying trips, and brought back garments to adapt and sell to the american market. In 1929, Hattie Carnegie did $3,500,000 worth of business, her business continued to grow and by the 1940s she had over 1,000 workers. One could buy a chanel at hattie carnegie, or an adaption of chanels work. Hattie Carnegie pieces, especially the early ones like this coat are EXTREMELY rare and difficult to source. This is a one-of-a-kind museum piece. Fully linked in peach silk.
Hattie Carnegie coats go anywhere from $2-10k.
Upon acquisition of this coat, we had to have the collar re attached and re-rouched, by an expert antique clothing seamstress who did an amazing job. We had it dry cleaned. It is in excellent condition with some light age spots remaining. Extremely wearable, strong silk velvet and inner silk. Price reflects rarity and condition of piece.