* VINTAGE MAURICE BRUDER CASHMERE AND MINK EVENING SWEATER SPARKLING RHINESTONE CLASP
A gorgeous vintage black cashmere sweater with a mink collar and a gorgeous sparkling rhinestone clasp by Maurice Bruder. I purchased this vintage evening sweater in a vintage store in Tucson, AZ many decades ago.
The sweater is "Two-Ply Imported Cashmere" as stated on the label in which is under the sheer lining inside the sweater. The original tag from the vintage store is still on the sweater as I did nt remove it. The sweater is soft and luxurious feeling. It has a rhinestone clasp composed of various shapes of rhinestones on the metal clasp which closes with a metal hook that slips through a slot. The rhinestones are brilliantly cut so they sparkle constantly. There is no comparison to vintage rhinestones and rhinestones which are manufactured today as they do not come anywhere near the sparkle of the vintage rhinestones. The clasp is large at 2-1/4” across and 1” high. There is also a hook and eye for closure in the same area. There is nothing like the sparkle from vintage rhinestones. The rhinestones made today do not have the brilliance or sparkle that the vintage rhinestones do and are not beautiful like the vintage ones.
The lining is absolutely exquisite with sheer black crepe over a layer of white lace for a stunning look. What manufacturer would go to all that trouble and expense to do that with a sweater nowadays? Evening sweaters, if you can find one now, are not made this beautiful with the quality of these old vintage sweaters and that is why they are so expensive as well as being extremely hard to find.
The mink collar is attached with tiny old-fashioned snaps so it is easy to remove when you want to send the sweater to the cleaners. The collar is lined underneath with black crepe-like fabric. So much detail went into these this vintage sweater that it’s amazing.
The beautiful mink fox collar could also be used on another suit or dress if you wanted since it is detachable. The sweater has long sleeves with cuffs which have a soft ribbing at the ends.
The sweater is in beautiful condition and looks as though it was rarely worn. A very elegant and exquisite vintage sweater adorned with a beautiful mink collar and rhinestone clasp for over your cocktail dress or evening gowns. Perfect for Christmas parties, New Year‘s Eve, Valentine‘s Day or a cruise.
By: Maurice Bruder
Size: No size tag but this is for a small person so go by the measurements for a good fit
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: 39 and bigger if you left it open
Sleeve from neck: 27 - 28
Shoulder seam to seam in back: Cannot measure because of the way the sleeves are setin
Length: From top of sweater in back: 18-1/2
Fabric: 100% Two Ply Imported cashmere,black shere crepe lining with lace under that
Care: No tag but dry clean the sweater & do not wash it - the fur collar can come off when the sweater needs cleaning
Condition: Very good - 2 rhinestones missing in the clasp but I did not notice that until I closely examined it and no one will will notice it either.
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