This comes from an enormous collection of Old Hollywood Movie Costumes I was lucky enough to stumble across. More about those later after the measurements so please read on...
Gorgeous kimono in ivory rayon. It was a costume as mentioned so I don't know if this was a genuine Japanese Kimono or if was made elsewhere in the traditional style. It does appear to have quite a lo of hand sewing on it. There is a thick muslin or linen piece that goes round the neck and hangs down the front where it crosses over. Behind that is more rayon and a stiff collar that may be celluloid to keep the collar standing up along the neck. See photos. My best guess as to age of this is 40s. Label Reads: Columbia Pictures. There was more handwritten on the label but its hard to make out anything other than the numbers 5 and 8 on the Name space and something that looks like Whitt along the collar.
Good to great vintage condition. This is wearable, especially with a little tlc, but it does have issues as do most of the pieces in this collection of costumes. There are some smudges and marks. Mostly on the sleeves. The stiff celluloid collar piece within is cracking but I believe still useable. However, there ae some places where the upper collar layer needs to be restitched in order to keep that celluloid piece hidden and protected. Theres some discoloration along the shoulders, fairly mild though. And a seam under one arm needs some restitching. There are supposed to be openings there under the arms but this one is just a little more open than intended. Please note that all items in this Costume section may have minor other flaws ( or example; missing snaps, small areas of loose seams, pinholes, etc..) that I have not listed as its just not possible to find and or list every minor thing as these have lived quite a life! Priced accordingly, As Is and Final Sale.
Measurements taken lying flat.
I had to measure this differently as its not only open but crosses the body and as such is so very flexible size wise. Its probably one size fits most but here are some numbers to give you and idea...
Shoulder to shoulder: About 26""
I measured straight across the back from armhole to armhole, this is NOT doubled, just straight across: 26"
Waist--again straight across the back and not doubled: 24"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 47.5"
PLEASE READ: I acquired an absolutely enormous collection of Hollywood movie costumes. Ranging across the board from Paramount, Universal, Unified Costumers and more. The last known film much of the items were used in was Lawrence of Arabia but we have no way of knowing which ones and there are others from other films. Most likely they were used on extras or smaller roles, I have not come across anything I can pinpoint to a major name from that film. Many of these were made much earlier, and I have found dates written on tags within from as early as the 1940s, though I believe some are even earlier. I have given as much information as I can about each item in the listing. Much has been lost to time however. That said, these are an extraordinary piece of movie history and I'm honored to be a part of it all.
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.