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A Jacques Heim Gabardine Trenchcoat Circa 1965/1969

Circa 1965/1969


Trenchcoat in marine gabardine with the logo of Jacques Heim Circa 1965/1969. Wide chasuble cut with pleats in the back and small claudine collar. Coat accented with soutaches and buttoned tabs in matching tergal. Bakelite buttons with wolf head, emblem of Maison Heim, and black taffeta lining (Two tiny repairs in the lining). The fame of Jacques HEIM is such when in 1958, he became president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and was the appointed couturier of Madame de Gaulle. Jacques Heim died on January 8, 1967, his fashion house was closed in 1969, the probable date of this trenchcoat.

Measurement: French equivalent size 40. Shoulders 42 cm, sleeves 46 cm, height 101 cm. A few tiny stains on the navy blue siding (not very visible), otherwise very good condition of color and conservation.

Jacques Heim (May 8, 1899 - January 8, 1967) was a French fashion designer and costume designer for theater and cinema between 1930 and 1967. He designed dresses and coats, made with original fabrics, in collaboration with Sonia Delaunay. He is one of the pioneers of ready-to-wear with his Heim Jeunes Filles line launched in 1936, and Heim Actualité in 1950. He creates a two-piece swimsuit made up of a ruffled bra and pretty bloomers, which he calls the Atom. In 1956, Heim made the bikini an international sensation when Brigitte Bardot wore one of his models. His House closed in 1969.