Gatsby jacket

In the early 1970s there was an underlying influence of 1920s fashion, which culminated with the release in 1974 of The Great Gatsby starring Mia Farrow. The 1920s subtly influenced the work of Linda Evans during this time. This jacket was originally sold with a flared A-line skirt on a waistband. "To go with the set we made a cream satin crepe blouse with a V neck and puff top short sleeve. There was a cream rose motif on each side of the neckline, which was slightly gathered off a yoke. Pearl necklaces were encouraged!"

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Linda Evans.
Designer: Linda Evans
Manufacturing location: West Auckland
Garment type: Jacket, originally part of a set
Material: Satin crepe, bought from Snow Rainger
Features: The jacket has gathers falling from the front and back yoke and a sash belt attached at the back waist and at the side seams with chain stitch loops
Colour: Rose red with a tiny oriental flower detail in pink and gold
Purchase location: Sample item, but stock was available at Country Road, Avondale
Label: Country Road
Date: 1974