Rare and elegant labelled ‘Jenny’ numbered couture No.54 special evening coat dating to the 1920s. Luminous Art Deco lamé in stylized rose print, lavishly beaded in bugle beads along the bottom edge and repeated on the exaggerated cuffs of the sleeves. The lamé swings free of the plush silk velvet body of the coat. Fur trimmings on stand up collar and sleeves. Fully lined in the same velvet. Retailed out of Lord and Taylor. In excellent antique condition with one small 1″ expert mend along bottom edge of front opening a couple of faint marks to the velvet bottom front edge and couple of spots on interior sleeve cuff.
“Jeanne-Adele Bernard aka Jenny Sacerdote started at Paquin, then Béchoff-David. She opened Jenny in 1908/1909 and was located in the Rue Castiglione in 1911. Jenny moved to 70 Avenue des Champs-Élysées in 1914/1915 and stayed there until 1933. Popular with Americans, Jenny did well during World War I.
L’Officiel shows the house from August 1933 to November 1937 at 8 Rue Royale. In 1938, Jenny merged with Lucille Paray, and was listed and advertised as Lucille Paray-Jenny at 8 Rue Royale. The last mention in L‘Officiel is Sept. 1939 when the house closed.”