Helen Bond Carruthers Cashmere Sweater with Cranes and Flowers Embroidered Appliques circa 1950s
It's a Helen Bond Carruthers!
1950s ivory cashmere button front cardigan sweater with embroidered hand-sewn appliques by Helen Bond Carruthers. Highly sought after and collectible, this one is done in an ivory cashmere with incredible pieces of antique textiles hand applied- brightly colored florals, leaves and cranes.
She's got all the bells and whistles a sweater hand created by Helen had in the 50s- cashmere (of course), shortened length with wide grosgrain ribbon band around inside, shortened sleeves tacked up inside, silk lining. The antique textile pieces are hand sewn front, back and cuffs-classic faux pearl round buttons, placket backed with grosgrain ribbon.
Has a few tiny spots as shown. It is missing the HBC label, but I have no doubt that it is one. It ticks every box that an HBC should, as noted above. It came from Blum's of Chicago.
This is one of several cashmere sweaters from the Marilyn's Room collection- an array of gorgeous vintage things collected by one very chic woman over the last 30+ years.
16" shoulders, 38" bust, 32" waist, 19" long, 21" sleeves