Beaded silk organza evening coat, late 1950s. The versatile coat can be worn as an evening coat or as a dress. It was made from champagne colored silk organza totally covered with a mix of faux pearls, rhinestones, and silver beads. The coat would be fabulous as a wedding accessory; or wear it with skinny black pants. It can be worn closed to the neckline or worn daringly open to the waist. In this case, the provocative silhouette and dazzling decoration evoke the exotic allure of the East.