Sunday, July 03, 2011


Frederic Castet with models wearing his creations. (photo by PurePeople)

It was sad news for us here at Decades to hear that Frédéric Castet, the master of fur creations, died in Paris on June 16, 2011 at age 81. After 6 years at Balenciaga, Mr. Castet joined the House of Dior in 1953 heading the Fur Department for ready-to-wear. At the death of Christian Dior, Castet was responsible for haute couture fur collection as well as ready-to-wear. Because of his creative work he had many followers such as Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor.
This amazing purple mink coat from the 70's, is one of Frederic Castet fabulous creations for Christian Dior. Soft and lightweight with lustrous guard hairs and dense, soft underfur has a purple leather detail around the collar and will keep you warm and feeling fabulous. Buying vintage is the only way to remain guilt free case you encounter a PETA activist.
Adieu Monsieur Castet!

Frederic Castet for Christian Dior mink coat in purple with leather trim detail, c. 70's. Modern 4 to 6. SOLD

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