Exclusive high end boutiques that cater to Hollywood elite have offered these coveted pieces from the French Designer Jose Cotel. Made in France and both pieces carry the recognized signature. The belt has the date of 1986, the handbag has, Jose Cotel, Paris, Made in France and no date. Had to be of the same 1986 time as these are matching vintage. The belt is in unbelievable great vintage condition. Measures 33 1'2" in overall length, that is adjustable and the width is appx. 3".
The handbag does show some wear, nothing that a trip to a leather repair shop couldn't fix. Some of the brass braids are missing that go around and their is an inside tear (appx one inch) that is allowing the center piece to turn loose at the right corner. It would be effortless for a leather repair shop to restore to near perfect condition. Bottom of purse is a boxed design, original detachable strap to use as a shoulder bag or as a clutch. Measures 15" long and 10" wide. There is a zippered compartment inside and the purse has zipper closure.
All of the Swarovski crystals in the Jaguar's collars are original , none are missing. The Jaguar's have interlocking closure as well as the back closure.
This is a French Designer Runway collectors dream. Jose Cotel, a noted Paris designer whose pieces have been used and worn in movies and exhibited in museum collections.
These are an sensational find, this design is one of his best. Matching belt and purse are extremely rare.
The price of $625 is reflective of the matching set.
Sold as a pair only.
Happy to answer any questions.
Item ID: 6008-00465