RAY DIFFEN VEST // Rare Designer// Stage// Unisex

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Fabulous StageTheatrical Vest by Ray Diffen, the stage costumer extraordinaire whose career span over 50 years in the US, UK and Canada. Circa 1960s.

This vest was custom tailored for William "Bill" Hinnant, an American film, and TV and stage actor.

"Ray Diffen Stage Clothes" was the name of the business Mr. Diffen founded in New York City. It created unique costume designs for stage, screen and opera productions of that era.
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Katherine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand and Alec Guinness are just a few of the hundreds of actors costumed by Ray Diffen during his career.

Elegant satin finish in pale ivory adorned with wide gilded thread trim around the collar and front.This elegant piece can be worn by both man and women. It is incredibly well tailored with hidden front hook and snap closure. The back is made of with an adjustable belt at the waist. The interior of the vest is lined in heavey natural colored cotton.

Condition: Very Good with minimal signs of estate wear. Few very smaill stains on the interior lining.
Era: 1960s
Label: Ray Diffen, M. Martin, Mr. William Hinnant
Size: unmarked

All measurements are taken flat.
Bust - 20"
Length front- 28"
Length back- 22"
Hip - 20
Shoulder to shoulder - 15"

Perfect addition to Ray Diffen or theatrical costume collection

Perfect for your special occasions!

Great for weddings and bridal parties!

Fabulous winter white!

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ID: B0214MA15E69


Vintage Origin Details

Ray Diffen



Theatrical Stage




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Item Condition


United States

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Materials Used

satin,cotton,gold thread trim

Product Attributes

Color: White

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