Faux leopard print fur coat

Wellington boutique Zimme's began as a family-owned tailoring business in the 1920s. Fake furs started to appear from the middle of the 20th century as an affordable and accessible alternative to high priced real fur garments.


Credit: Loan courtesy of Emma Steven
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Wellington
Material: Faux leopard print fur lined with polyester (replaced in body, original in pockets)
Features: The coat has 3/4 length sleeves, two front pockets, knee length, three darts on the back of the coat.
Colour: Golden and black leopard fur, brown lining
Label: Zimme's of Wellington
Date: 1960s