Faux leopard print fur coat

Wellington boutique Zimme's began as a family-owned tailoring business in the 1920s. The 1960s were the beginnings of the anti fur movement, but price would have determined the choice of faux fur for this coat. The first fake furs started to appear in the early 20th century as an alternative to high priced real fur garments.


Credit: Loan courtesy of Emma Steven
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Wellington
Material: Faux leopard print fur lined with polyester (replaced in body, original in pockets)
Features: The coat has 3/4 length sleeves, two front pockets, knee length, three darts on the back of the coat.
Colour: Golden and black leopard fur, brown lining
Label: Zimme's of Wellington
Date: 1960s