Spadea American Designer 708; ca. 1950s; The Duster by Vera Maxwell. Vera Maxwell’s all-purpose duster, to be worn loose or belted, was originally designed for linen. This wonderful coat is suitable for almost any cotton fabric – broadcloth, pique or Indian head. For cooler weather, it comes in handy when made in lightweight wool. For a fancyful light evening wrap, try making it in taffeta, faille or satin.