This is an amazingly beautiful and luxurious suit by one of the most important American designers of the 20th century. So exquisitely made you could wear it inside out, very high couture quality, with lots of hand finishing.
The jacket is exquisitely, masterfully tailored, with princess seaming, narrow pie-wedge cut lapels, and an unusual feature of novelty fagotting above the breast on either side, which shows interesting glimpses of whatever you wear underneath. Double breasted with large covered buttons with hand-wound shanks and hand-worked bound buttonholes. Fully lined in luscious silk charmeuse.
The skirt is a wrap skirt, also fully lined in silk charmeuse.
Label: Galanos and Neiman Marcus labels
Era: Late 1980s
Color/s: Golden brown, dark taupe brown
Fabric: No fiber content tag, but it's very soft, has got to be a cashmere blend
Fastenings: Covered buttons on front (including the back of the buttons) with hand-worked bound buttonholes; interior button with hand-wound thread shank; hooks and bar closure on the wrap skirt, with fabric-covered dressmaker's snaps
Size marked: None, as usual with very high end couture quality garments, approximately a modern U.S. size 8/10
Jacket: 38-40 inches bust, 35 waist, 16 shoulder to shoulder, 24 sleeves, 28 mid shoulder to hem.
Skirt: 29 inches waist (snaps and hook/bar can be moved over to make the waist smaller or larger), 40 hips, 23 total length.
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The Condition: Beautifully preserved, with no flaws.
The Shipping: Delivered by the bone of a herring, I mean Priority mail, within the U.S.; International First Class to Canada, and International First Class to Everywhere Else.
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