Needlelace Jacket

My mother is visiting me! She found this wonderful jacket in a thrift store for $7. It’s covered in couched cording and needlelace cutouts. The tag says it is Sandy Starkman, 100% silk, and made in India. Suddenly, I have an intense interest in researching Sandy Starkman and his design company. I will let y’all know what I find!

I thought y’all would like to see closeups of the front.

The sleeves are just as embellished:

Now take a look at the back of the jacket:

I just love the needle lace on this jacket. Here are some closeups of it:

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9 Responses to Needlelace Jacket

  1. Linda says:

    Wow! I wonder if it was a wedding jacket, but it looks so Western/Cowboy. Absolutely gorgeous.

    • Hannah says:

      It doesn’t look Western/Cowboy in person – I think the shine of the silk didn’t come through in the photos very well. It’s green with a bronze tint. Looks rather Indian.

  2. Rachel says:

    If it were European, I’d be thinking Richelieu work, but – please – see what you can discover!

  3. Elmsley Rose says:

    Oh! I want it!

  4. There is another on ebay right now.

  5. Angela says:

    What a fabulous jacket!

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