F/W 1980 documented Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat - O/S
rare sleeping bag coat from designer Norma Kamali. she created the style in 1974, as the rumour goes, after camping with her child during her divorce, when she got cold and wore her sleeping bag outside the tent. this gave her the idea upon returning home to cut up a sleeping bag and construct a jacket from its pieces and the rest is history, as she continued to design different iterations throughout the next 50 years, even to this day. the original early designs are rather rare and collectible.
this coat is part of her OMO line - named "on my own" after the divorce from her husband. it dates to Fall/Winter 1980, where a black version was part of the early preview shots for the collection. the black version has also been part of the MET's permanent collection. the colour of this one is right in between a blue and a green, like a medium teal.
features amazing extra long sleeves which can be cuffed up or be worn like a muff by sliding one sleeve into the other. has two pockets outside and two pockets inside.
very good vintage condition. no tears, rips or stains. slight sun damage to the back of one shoulder where the colour is slightly faded, along with a few very faint scratches, though I did not notice these flaws despite numerous looks at the coat until inspecting it under very bright lights (shown in last slide). which is to say the damage is very slight and virtually unnoticeable when worn. otherwise, there is an elastic at the bottom which is slightly stretched out.
freshly cleaned and ready to be worn.
marked size S, best fits women's M-L or S a little oversized, though the volume could overwhelm a petite S (mannequin is a US 2). could maybe fit a men's S, but check the cropped length. always consult the measurements provided to ensure a proper fit.
- bust: 46"
- bottom/waist: 42"
- shoulder: 19"
- arm: 34"
- length: 22"