This is a vintage early 1960s Irene Galitzine skirt suit set made in a light green colour. Princess Irene Galitzine was of aristocratic Russian birth, but her family fled Russia for Italy during the revolution. She worked with fashion house of Sorelle Fontana during WWII and established her own salon in 1946. She was named the Designer of the Year in 1962 by the Italian fashion press is famous for introducing the palazzo pyjamas in 1960. She dressed some of the world’s most famous women, including Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, the Duchess of Windsor and many more. The jacket to this Irene Galitzine skirt suit has a wide V neckline with collar, elbow length sleeves and has a V shape defined waist. It closes with a fine tooth metal zipper at the back. The skirt is made in a knee length and has a front panel doubled over the front of the skirt. Both pieces of the skirt suit set are fully lined and hand sewn finished. The jacket is weighted in the hemline and the suit is beautifully constructed and finished.
Fabric: Textured wool, possibly blended with silk
Label: Irene Galitzine Roma. Made in Italy
Sizing: Size 12 is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Jacket:
Shoulders: 17” across seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 15” from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 9” long
Bust: 38” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 32”
Bottom: 38”
Overall length: 19"
Skirt:
Waist: 25”
Hips: 36” around, should fall loosely
Overall length: 21 1/2"
Condition: This Irene Galitzine skirt suit is in clean condition with no wear, tear, soiling, stains or odour. This suit has been well cared for over the years.
This is an interesting vintage Irene Galitzine skirt suit dating to a time when she was at the height of her popularity!

ITEM ID
RL-poppy3875
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Green
AGE
1960's
FASHION STYLE
Couture
FASHION ERA
1960's
ITEM SIZE
M

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Vintage 1960s Irene Galitzine Skirt Suit Italian Couture Size M

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