This is a wonderful Louis Feraud pret-a-porter two piece outfit from the 1980s. It is made of linen with a gold metallic thread woven through, and woven black and brown leopard print. The sporty top has elbow length sleeves, a rounded neckline, and princess seams. The edges are all trimmed with tan flax linen. It has sewn-in shoulder pads, faux decorative chest pockets, and closes up the front with 7 heavy and bright gold tone metal Feraud signature buttons.
The knee length skirt has an inset waist band and closes with a small button and nylon zipper in the back. Both pieces are lined inside with beige viscose, and both have the Feraud black label.
Louis Feraud opened his first French couture boutique in Cannes in 1955 and enjoyed success in the 60s and 70s with his mod creations. By the 1980s, his ready to wear line was mainstream but also known for the polished details, smart and artistic styling, often with edgy colors and bold prints.
The ensemble is in excellent condition, there is a tiny reddish mark inside the neck collar, which does not show when worn. Otherwise it is pristine overall. An extra gold signature button is included, sewn into the inside of the jacket.
Tagged a US size 10, UK 14, we would call it a modern Medium. on the top, the bust measures 38 inches, the waist is 32. The shoulders are 16 inches, the sleeve length is 14. The total jacket length is 24.5 inches. On the skirt, the waist band measures 28 inches, the hips are 40, the length is 21.5 inches.
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