This sweater is a wonderful Michael Simon Designer Vintage item. It is a Christmas sweater highly decorated in the theme of a gingerbread house. Look closely at the photos and you will see artistic representations of candy canes, wrapped candies, round hard candies, windows, snowmen, Christmas gifts and Christmas trees. You will even find heavy stitched snowflakes along the length of the sleeves. These artistic designs are represented through the colorful beading, threading, stitching and secured plastic cutouts seen in the photos. All of this wonderful artwork is presented on a classic background of a knitted black sweater. The sweater is trimmed at the collar, wrists, waist and center with heavy white lace trim. The center buttons are covered in white knitting and highlighted with colorful beading. This sweater makes a beautiful statement.
Condition: This is a vintage sweater from the 1990's. One owner - me. It is in very good vintage condition. I do not find any loose beading or loss of the stones. There may be some looseness in the thick white threading of the window panes, but none is missing, just a few strands loose. I do find two dark marks on the snowman. I do not know what they are. I will leave it to the new owner to try to clean them.
Help with sizing: This sweater is marked "M". My rough measurements of the sweater are : Sleeve cuff to collar - about 28". There is no shoulder seam. Top neck button to waist of sweater - about 17 1/2". Under arm to under arm (across the bust) - about 20 1/2".
You can see the tags that read "Michael Simon" and "New York". The care tag gives a date of 1995. This sweater is newly dry cleaned.
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