1950s Ben Kahn Pearl Mink Cape Coat w/ Pearlescent Lucite & Rhinestone Buttons

Ben Kahn

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Amazing pearl mink cape by Ben Kahn! This cape is thigh length, with a wide folded collar, and an amazing double breasted front. The collar can be folded up for warmth (exposing two brilliant buttons). The buttons are large and composed of pearlescent ivory lucite with sparkling rhinestone detailing. The cape features two arm slits for ease of movement. Lined in the most amazing ivory floral cropped velvet. Beautifully preserved!

Ben Kahn immigrated to the United States from his native Russia in 1907. After working his way up through the fur business in New York City, Kahn opened his own company in 1921, quickly becoming a known innovator in the fur trade. Kahn would introduce new fur cuts and colors, and in an unprecedented move, marketed fur coats to men. Kahn was also a good friend of Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus, and collaborated with him occasionally.

Clients include: Joe Namath, Joe Frazier and Julius Erving, and Elizabeth Taylor (she purchased a Kahn-Marcus collaboration coat in 1970 for $125,000).

Collections: Capes, Furs
  • Country of Origin
    United States
  • Condition
  • Materials & Techniques
    Cut Velvet Button Buttonhole Velvet Collar
  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    Total Length
    33.5 Inches
  • Size Chart

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