This is a vintage 1980s jacket made in Italy by Gianni Versace. The jacket is made of wool patterned in gray and black vertical stripes. The jacket has large shoulder pads, and batwing-like sleeves. The collar is made in a rounded shawl form with the left lapel culminating in a right angled point, which buttons over the right lapel onto the right side of the bodice. The jacket is tailored to emphasize the waist, which is further accented by the horizontal pockets that are built across the lower front of the jacket. The buttons are metal with a leather center. The jacket is unlined. This jacket features the geometric silhouette that was popular during the late 70s and early 1980s. Very New Wave in look! Please note that the jacket is posed over a Kenzo blouse (not included)
Label: Gianni Versace Made in Italy. Gianni Versace (1946-1997) introduced his own label in 1978. I believe that this is an early label and that the jacket dates to the early 80s. Versace, of course, is known for his innovative design and became a favorite of celebrities such as Princess Diana, Elizabeth Hurley, Madonna and others.
Color: Black and Gray
Sizing: No size is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit (please take the thickness of the wool into consideration as the measurements are taken from the outside as well as the cut of the garment):
Shoulders: 18" across, seam-to-seam Sleeves: 23" long, from shoulder seam Sleeve Inseam: 20 1/2" long Bust: 38" around, taken under the arms Waist: 33" around Hips: 38" around Overall length: 40"
Condition: It is in very good condition with no tear, holes, stains or odors. Very gently used and was well stored over the years. There is slight wear to the leather on the buttons and the labels are worn and slightly yellowed, but neither of these problems should bother anyone too greatly.
Proud Member of the VFG – Vintage Fashion Guild.
This is a really nice example of Versace design - although popular, Gianni Versace design was cut short by his untimely death, so good examples, especially early ones are highly sought after.
Item ID: RL-poppy719