This suit features many of Herrera's trademark design features, including square padded shoulders and accented waist. The jacket buttons to the neck and has a small, pointed collar. It is accented in faux snakeskin vinyl at the breast pocket, which closes with a faux snake button. The jacket closes with four faux snake buttons down the front and the waist cinches with a faux snake belt. It has a peplum built onto the bottom of the jacket. The jacket and skirt are both lined in tan/taupe acetate. The skirt is made in a simple form with elasticized waistband at either side.
Label: Carolina Herrera Studio. The Studio line was introduced in 1992. Carolina Herrera (b. 1939) was born into affluence, a descendant of a Venezuelan family with roots dating to the 1500s in Venezuela. Admired for her sense of style, and a member of the jet set during the late 60s and 70s, Herrera began to design clothing in 1981. Herrera designed clothing for women like her - wealthy and sophisticated. Her designs were quickly appreciated by socialites Estee Lauder and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were early clients and she designed Caroline Kennedy's wedding dress in 1986, which was enthusiastically reviewed.
Material: 100% Wool with Polyester/Plastic trim and acetate lining
Sizing: Size 16 is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 18" across, seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 23 1/2" long, from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 18" long
Bust: 45" around, taken under the arms
Waist: 38" around
Overall length: 25 1/2"
Waist: 31" unstretched/ 34" fully stretched
It's in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, holes, stains or odors. There is evidence of very slight surface wear to the fabric, really nothing, but mentioned in the interest of full disclosure - otherwise, it is very clean and looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years. One of the belt loops is detached and would need to be re-sewn, but this is a minor repair.
This is a wonderful quality suit by a respected designer - great power suit.
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Vintage 1990s Carolina Herrera Wool Suit - 16