Vintage Couture Margie Rogerson Goldberry Purple Silk Velvet Hooded Cape/coat Os For SaleGOLDBERRY'S COUTURE COUTURE MIDNIGHT BLUE SILK VELVET HOODED CLOAK CAPE by MARGIE ROGERSON Up for offer is one of the most stunning garments I have had the pleasure of holding! Yards of pure silk-curved circle sweep for dramatic layers of couture velvet. Couture truly, please see below or Google Ms Rogerson, fascinating designer and she went with Bob Dylan! This is the cape she is known for, designed by her in the 60's-70's and 80's in limited amounts, mostly for her celebrity client list and in the 70's were about $1195.00-$2,000.00. Bendels had exclusive to sell/order through their couture salon for 5 years in the 80's. Please see the photos on her website of this same cape only in white, 1195.00-2,000 in the 70's! Opera season in San Francisco it was worn every year by Mrs Schwab and ended up in WWD or Vogue. Medieval Opera cape at it's finest! 100% pure luxe fine silk velvet-so finely plush it is literally like silk-full circle sweep of over 156"- puddles past the floor in the drapiest of folds, cascading in rolling lengths, deeply ruched and gathered huge hood, frog to close, small wrist slits and a tiny inside patch pocket for cell today! All silk satin lined in same color.OS should fit most. Hood is deep and gathered and stunningly slouchy! About 22" of ruched and gathered folds for a very dramatic effect, shoulders are 17" and it is 54" from neck seam at top to middle back of hem with sweeping folds that drape a little longer on sides. Hidden hand/wrist slits are small 4", but most would probably not use, but there if desired to use, inside pocket is 3.5". Finest of couture craftsmanship. Her Goldberrys label is pristine. So hard to find one of her originals, these must be kept in the family and handed down, as I can find none available on antique/vintage secondary market. Anywhere. The color is deep intense gem midnight blue with purple casting and acres and acres of silk velvet cascading around you. This is being listed for a local charity, it was donated. It is in excellent vintage condition showing no real wear, if any-BUT it looks like a bleach was spilled and hit the gorgeous garment to left back above hem, it has blotches or spots from the agent in fading colors, almost like a tie dye (see pic) but I am sure it was not designed this way hippie era or not! The folds cover a lot of it and a good dry cleaner or textile person could match with fabric paint to cover, I am sure. No holes, discolored it, but did not go through the fabric that I can see. As there are so many draping folds it wouldn't show much. On inside lining it went through to a small area of fading on lining on left and a small area on right, minimal and again could be covered, as fabric is so rich and textured could be "painted" by pro. But relatively speaking a small area compared to all of the vintage silk textile yardage. But only real "problem"-fixable-Hasn't seen the light of day for many years, no odors, perhaps dry clean to freshen up and deal with "spots" or not and wear. Beautiful luxurious hand. Priced accordingly. Garment itself has the hand of a new cape. Gorgeous true couture cape -not just Goth-Russian Princess-Rennaissance Purpleish/blue Hooded Velvet but VINTAGE COUTURE.......etc, it is just about the most beautiful evening coat/cape evening wrap you will ever love to own and wear and turn heads!! I could wax poetic about this piece forever. Priced to sell at buy it now with the only issue of mentioned above taken into consideration. I cannot get good pic's I have more if you would like please email. See her bio below then click "buy it now" before it's gone! Thanks!Margie Rogerson's customers are an interesting mix including clientele in the political and entertainment worlds as well as the savvy shopper.
Ms. Rogerson conceived Goldberry in 1967 while a sociology student at the University of California at Berkeley. Themicro mini-dress launched her career. Shown to Bally of Switzerland, they ordered a dozen of these creations. Her designs lined the windows of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley and Haight Street in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. "I was getting so many orders, I dropped out of Berkeley, gave up sociology, and I knew I would be a fashion designer," says Ms. Rogerson.Selling to many specialty boutiques in 1972 Ms. Rogerson was introduced into major department stores by James Ludwig of Sak's Fifth Avenue. In 1976 goldberry was opened on fashionable Sacramento Street in Presidio Heights, San Francisco.In 1983 Ms Rogerson took her work to New York. Jean Rosenberg of Henri Bendel displayed the goldberry cape and the sell-through was so good that Bendel continued the line for five years. Michelle Smith of I. Magnin then presented the goldberry cape annually at the exclusive San Francisco Opera Shows and in the couture salons throughout the chain.
In 1993 Ms. Rogerson's creative process evolved from velvet to colored gem stones. She says: "I went from working in yards to carats." Ms. Rogerson became fascinated with the colors of emeralds, sapphires and rubies. She closed goldberry and traveled to Vienna to view the Hapsburg Jewels and studied private collections of loose stones in Europe. Ms. Rogerson keeps current with new gem treatments and new mines looking at stones on memo and at the jewelry trade shows. She specializes in natural gems with laboratory certification.
Margie Rogerson and her goldberry designs have been featured in numerous local, national and international magazines and newspapers and on E - Entertainment Television.Ms. Rogerson was born August 23, 1947 in San Francisco and resides in Presidio Heights. Partial list of customers:Alice Adams, writer
Beatrice Bowles, socialite
Willie Brown, Mayor of San Francisco
Evelyn Cisneros, prima ballerina San Francisco Ballet
Chick Corea, jazz musician
Dillingham Family, socialites
Bob Dylan, rock star
Daniel Elsberg, politician
Peter Falk, actor
Mimi Farina, folk singer
Sako Fisher, socialite
Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator - California
Tom Hsieh, politician
Erica Jong, writer
Milt (The Judge) Hinton, upright-bass jazz musician
Marilyn Horne, opera singer
Timothy Leary, cultural icon
Monica Madanes, Argentine industrialist
Roger McGuinn, rock star
Joni Mitchell, rock star
Sharon Owsley, socialite
Cynthia Saltzman, socialite
Helen Schwab, socialite
Elsa Spaulding, socialite
Amy Tan, writer
Topham Family, socialites
Johnny Winter, rock star
Paul Winter, jazz musicianSorry so wordy, but this is a special piece and as Bobby Dylan wrote songs and hung out in my Carmel/Big Sur area, I find it a very special piece and want the new owner to have all of the info on it!
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