Extremely stylized Austrian deco knit jacket from the mid-1920's which could easily be a Wiener Werkstätte couture made for export. The Wiener Werkstätte was founded in 1903 by the young architect Josef Hoffmann and his artist friend, Koloman Moser. They catered to the elite and wealthy, and never produced large amounts of any design. As the Wiener Werkstätte Vienna workshops grew, fashion became an area enthusiastically embraced by the firm. A couture atelier was launched in 1910 and it soon proved to be the company’s most profitable department.
This luxurious polychrome glossy rayon crochet knit jacket, in shades of beige, gray & ivory, has the most gorgeous artistic fish-scales deco pattern. The metallic-gold thread that surrounds each scale gives the garment such beautiful shimmer. The effortless shape makes this a timeless classic. We needed to add many pictures so one could appreciate this masterful achievement.
Bust: 34-38 inches
Hips: up to 40 inches
Sleeve Length: 24 inches
Total Length: 46 inches
This late 1920's Austrian couture jacket is in excellent condition with no notable rips, stains or holes. Only sign of age is a some natural age-patina to the color knit. This garment is over 90 years old and is truly stunning. As shown, there is a knit jacket which clearly resembles this one in the Wiener Werkastätte archives at the Vienna Museum of Applied Arts.