AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SUITS & ENSEMBLES

THIERRY MUGLER Suit

 

 

Sculpted late 1980s / early 1990s structured black skirt suit with inbuilt white vest by Thierry Mugler.

 

Description

This is one of Thierry Mugler's iconic sharply tailored skirt suits he is renowned for from the late 1980s / early 1990s. It encapsulates all that is unique in his designs: a fitted jacket with a structured cut, a wasp waist that hugs the hips and curved top stitches that follow the feminine forms, all together creating his signature super woman look.

 

The two-piece jacket and skirt suit is cut from a black stretch gabardine and accented with a white cotton pique vest. The fitted jacket has a low V-neck with narrow lightly padded shoulders and long sleeves with a slit near the cuff.

Love the contrasting white sewn-in vest creating a highly flattering cut-out effect with particular emphasis to the collar bones. Both vest and jacket close with fabric covered snap buttons at the center front.

The matching high-waisted skirt has an elegant straight cut and ends just above the knee. It closes with a zip, a hook and a snap button at the center back.

 

Both pieces are fully lined and labeled "Thierry Mugler Paris". Marked a French vintage size 38.

 

Condition

This skirt suit is in excellent vintage condition. Minor smudge on the vest (see picture 13) that may come out with additional dry cleaning. Only mentioned for accuracy.

 

Size & Fit

Jacket

Shoulders: 40 cm – 15.7"

Bust: 89 cm – 35"

Waist: 70 cm – 27.6"

Sleeve length: 60 cm – 23.6"

Length: 67,5 cm - 70 cm – 26.6" - 27.6"

 

Skirt

Waist: 70 cm – 27.6"

Hips: 96 cm – 37.8"

Length: 57 cm – 22.4"

 

Approximate Modern Size: S

 

Reference Photos: Claudia Schiffer for Thierry Mugler, A/W 1995. / Vogue US, 1990. "Été Hawaii" Collection, S/S 1990. Photographed by Herb Ritts. / Thierry Mugler Campaign. Circa 1980s/1990s. Photographed by Manfred Thierry Mugler. Location: NYC, Chrysler Building.

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MOSCHINO COUTURE Suit

 

Well documented skirt suit by Moschino Couture from Spring/Summer 1989.

 

Description

Early Moschino pieces designed by Franco Moschino himself – often referred to as Italian fashion's "enfant terrible" – within the short period when he launched the House of Moschino in 1983 until he passed away in 1994 are very sought after. This treasure, like several others that will be listed gradually comes direct from a German socialite and fashion collector so has not been on the market prior to this.

 

This is an eye-catching skirt suit from Franco Moschino's Spring-Summer 1989 Couture Collection that puts you instantly into good humor. It captures the fun and charm vibe that Moschino has always represented as a brand.

 

I am happy to have found documentation of it with a Vogue editorial shot from March 1989 (see last picture) and a Fashion Channel Video sequence of the fashion show of that year.

 

The collarless cropped boxy cut jacket features an eye-catching pattern mix of black polka dots on an off-white backdrop and a vibrant multicolor floral print. The design has an open front with no closure, four real buttoned front patch pockets, shoulder pads and is decorated along both sides of the center front with six fabric covered buttons and four beautiful iridescent rhinestone adorned buttons. The long sleeves show each three of the rhinestone decorated buttons at the cuffs with real buttonholes.

 

The matching short high waisted pencil skirt features a waistband and two real patch pockets at the front. One closes with one of the fabric covered buttons, the other with one of the rhinestone adorned buttons. It closes with a button and a zip in the center back.

 

Both pieces are made from light pure wool and are fully lined in a cherry-red rayon/acetate blend. The jacket's label reads "MOSCHINO COUTURE!" and features the iconic golden heart. Tagged a vintage IT 42, D 38, GB 10, USA 8. The skirt's label has been cut off.

 

Condition

This skirt suit is in excellent vintage condition. Three hardly visible spots that may come out with dry cleaning (see picture 18). Otherwise looks like new.

 

Size & Fit

Jacket

Shoulders: 43 cm – 16.9" (seam to seam)

Bust: 94 cm – 37" (under the arms from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 85 cm – 33.5"

Sleeve length: 59 cm – 23.2" (measured from shoulder seam)

Length: 48 cm – 18.9" (from neck to hem)

 

Skirt

Waist: 67 cm – 26.4"

Hips: 92 cm – 36.2"

Length: 53,5 cm – 21.1"

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then DOUBLED for bust, waist and hips.

 

Approximate Modern Size: S

 

Reference photo: Editorial shot of Carre Otis wearing the same suit. Photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue US, March 1989.

Please send us a note if you would like to see this reference video sequence: Spring/Summer 1989 Moschino Runway Show.

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YVES SAINT LAURENT Suit

 

A show stopping hot pink passementerie jacket and skirt suit by Yves Saint Laurent from the late 1980s / early 1990s.

 

Description

This jacket and skirt suit is made from a lightweight hot pink wool blend crepe. The collarless jacket has a box cut with shoulder pads, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs and two lower front lined patch pockets with an eye-catching white passementerie style decoration and tassels. It buttons up the center front with beautiful white decorative buttons and is fully lined in pink silky rayon.

The matching high-waisted pencil skirt is just above the knee, has a waistband, a back vent and is lined in pink silky rayon as well. It closes on the left side with a hidden painted metal zip and a pink button.

Both pieces are labeled "Yves Saint Laurent Variation", the jacket is tagged a French size

40 / USA 8.

 

Designer

Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 Saint Laurent opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line "Rive Gauche". The more affordable prêt-à-porter line "Saint Laurent Variation" was launched in 1983. At this time, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.

 

Condition

This skirt suit is in excellent vintage condition. Seems unworn.

 

Size & Fit

Jacket

Shoulders: 42 cm – 16.5" (seam to seam)

Bust: 101 cm – 39.8"

Waist: 95 cm – 37.4"

Sleeve length: 59 cm – 23.2"

Length: 63 cm – 24.8"

 

Skirt

Waist: 73 cm – 28.7"

Hips: 96 cm – 37.8"

Length: 61 cm – 24"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.

 

Approximate Modern Sizes:

Germany 36-38 / UK 10-12 /

USA 6-8

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CHANEL Haute Couture Suit

 

 

An absolutely stunning numbered Chanel Haute Couture jacket and skirt suit from Autumn/Winter 1971.

 

Description

This Chanel jacket and skirt suit is made from a soft black checked purplish blue bouclé wool. It is finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand.

The jacket has the classic, timeless box cut with the unique multi-panel construction Chanel is famous for, a pointed silk backed collar, bracelet length sleeves with a two button cuff, two lower front silk lined flap-style pockets and a half back belt. It buttons up the center front and is fully lined in matching blue silk that is stitiched in long vertical panels. The signature heavy gold chain runs along the inner hem for perfect drape. The original large black and white label has the registered couture number 42883.

The matching skirt is just below the knee with a slight flared cut, has a knitted waistband and is lined in matching blue silk as well. It closes in the back with a hidden hand set painted metal zip, a flat metal hook and eye at the waist and a tiny silk covered press button.

 

Designer

Coco (Gabrielle) Chanel (1883-1971) is famous for her timeless designs that are still popular today. She opened her first shop selling hats in Paris in 1910. In the 1920s she launched her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, and later in this decade the now legendary Chanel suits with boxy jackets and well-fitted skirts in pretty wools, tweeds and silks and the little black dress. A little more than a decade after her death, Karl Lagerfeld became her successor as head designer in 1983. Since then he continues the Chanel legacy.

 

Condition

This skirt suit is in excellent to mint vintage condition. It seems unworn.

 

Size & Fit

Jacket

Shoulders: 37 cm – 14.6" (seam to seam)

Bust: 94 cm – 37"

Waist: 94 cm – 37"

Sleeve length: 56 cm – 22"

Length: 59 cm – 23.2"

 

Skirt

Waist: 74 cm – 29.1"

Hips: 110 cm – 43.3"

Length: 69 cm – 27.2"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.

 

Approximate Modern Sizes:

Jacket

Germany 36-38 / UK 10-12 /

USA 6-8

Skirt

Germany 38 / UK 12 / USA 8

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EMILIO PUCCI Set

 

 

Exceptional Emilio Pucci signature print blouse and matching palazzo trousers set from the 1960s/1970s.

 

Description

This stunning 1960s/1970s silk chiffon blouse and cotton velvet trousers set features one of Emilio Pucci's fabulous signature rose prints in turquoise, purple, shades of blue and white. The sheer silk chiffon blouse has a notched collar, a front fabric button fastening, side slits and long sleeves with wide cuffs. Half of the blouse is done in dark brown chiffon, the other half in black. The trousers' legs are a reverse of colours. The high rise wide leg trousers are made from cotton velvet, fully lined and fasten up the back with a 19 cm - 7.5" concealed zip and a hook and eye. Both items are signed "Emilio" throughout. The original labels are still attached at both pieces.

 

Designer

Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento was born in Naples, Italy in 1914. He opened his first boutique "La Canzone del Mare" (The song of the Sea) on the island of Capri in 1949. By the 1960s his signature look reigned as the ultimate status symbol for the decade and women like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Jacqueline Kennedy were seen in Pucci clothes. Pucci is known for his swirling, vivid prints and geometric patterns in bold psychedelic colours, espacially in silk knit and cotton velvet. His prints are signed "Emilio", rather than "Pucci". Emilio Pucci died in 1992.

 

Condition

This two-piece set is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Blouse

Shoulders: 42,5 cm - 16.7"

Bust: 94 cm - 37"

Waist: 85 cm - 33.5"

Length: 62 cm - 24.4"

 

Trousers

Waist: 71 cm - 28"

Hips:  104 cm - 41"

Length: 102 cm - 40.2"

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then DOUBLED for bust, waist and hips.

 

Approximate Modern Size:

S–M

 

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Bustier & Coat Ensemble

 

 

Spectacular metallic gold and black lurex velvet bustier and coat evening ensemble.

 

Description

This bustier top and matching evening coat ensemble is custom-made in soft gold to black shimmering lurex velvet. The bustier features a strapless design, a sweetheart neckline, a deep back neckline and a boned and fitted silhouette. It is fully lined in black cotton fabric, comes with sewn-in bust pads and a center back concealed hook closure.

The matching three-quarter-length coat is tailored from the same fabric and features a straight cut, a crew neck, long dolman-style sleeves and two patch pockets at the front. It closes with six snap buttons, is unlined and designed for a loose fit. Please note that the colouring in person is a touch more gold in feel with a drop less of black to it.

 

Perfect with slim black trousers for a notice-me yet sophisticated evening look!

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Bustier

Bust: 88 cm – 34.6"

Waist: 72 cm – 28.3"

Length: 28–32 cm – 11–12.6" (measured at front)

 

Coat

Shoulders: 39 cm – 15.4" (seam to seam)

Bust: 97 cm – 38.2" (dolman sleeves)

Waist: 113 cm – 44.5"

Hips: 113 cm – 44.5"

Sleeve length: 59 cm – 23.2"

Length: 130 cm – 51.2"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.

 

Corresponding Modern Size: S

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DIOR Haute Couture Suit

 

 

Timelessly elegant numbered Haute Couture jacket and skirt suit by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior from Spring-Summer 1989.

 

Description

This Dior skirt suit is constructed in a high quality wool in that perfect navy blue that Christian Dior always fascinated: “Among all colours, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black, it has all the same qualities,” he said once. The fabric has enough weight to it to take advantage of its slightly sculptural qualities while still remaining light weight when on. It is lined in deep blue silk. A perfect piece for the office or daytime events in a wearable size.

 

The jacket has a slightly fitted cut, notched lapels, long sleeves with a two button cuff, one breast pocket on the left side, two lower front pockets that are sculpted to diagonal design (all functional) and closes at the front. The original label has the registered couture number 25535 and the fabric tag behind. You could easily wear the jacket on its own, teamed with tailored trousers for a sleek office look.

The matching skirt is just below the knee, has a simple, straight cut with a center back vent and no waistband. It closes in the center back with a hidden painted metal zip and an inner button at waist.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This suit is from Marc Bohan's last collection for the house of Dior. After designing 30 years for the French couture house he was replaced by Gianfranco Ferré whose first collection was the one for Autumn/Winter 1989.

 

Designer

Christian Dior (1905-1958) was a French couturier and one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. His designs have been worn by film stars and royalty as well. Dior began his fashion career by selling sketches of hats and finally founded his own fashion house in Paris in 1946. For his first collection, he created the opulent "New Look" with a fuller bust, a cinched waist and a full skirt which contrasted the grim living conditions of post-war Europe.

 

Condition

This skirt suit is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Jacket

Shoulders: 42 cm – 16.5" (seam to seam)

Bust: 100 cm – 39.4"

Waist: 98 cm – 38.6"

Sleeve length: 55 cm – 21.7"

Length: 58 cm – 22.8"

 

Skirt

Waist: 86 cm – 33.8"

Hips: 108 cm – 42.5"

Length: 60 cm – 23.6"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.

 

Approximate Modern Size:

Germany 42 / UK 16 / USA 12

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YVES SAINT LAURENT Set

 

 

Smart unusual Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche jumper and trousers set from the 1980s.

 

Description

This two-piece set consists of a teal green and maroon striped knitted jumper and high-waisted colour-coordinated zebra stripe-esque patterned trousers. The pullover is made from high quality cotton, tagged "Fil d'Ecosse“, and features an oversized collar, long sleeves (buttoned the left one) with fitted wide cuffs and a fitted wide waistband. It can be worn on and off-the-shoulder.

The colour-coordinated corresponding trousers are made from cotton. They feature a flat style front, a narrow waistband, no belt loops, a hidden front zipper and metal slide clasp closure and two slightly exaggerated side pockets. The set is unlined and has the added provenance of coming directly from a lady that worked for the YSL shop in Munich so has not been on the market prior to this.

The jumper is labeled "Saint Laurent rive gauche" and tagged a French size 36 whilst the trouser's label has been removed. Both items can also be worn perfectly separate. Please note that the teal colour in person is a touch more green in feel with a drop less of a turquoise to it.

 

Please click to read the Museum at FIT article "Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche Revolution" by Emma McClendon to get more insight in YSL's ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche.

 

Designer

Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 he opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983.

"When you put something on from Yves Saint Laurent's couture, there is an immediate sensual experience: everything, no matter what it's made of, is always lined in silk. That detail is emblematic of his total attitude toward women. He wants to spoil them, to envelop them in the pleasure of his clothes", said Catherine Deneuve.

Saint Laurent died in 2008.

 

Condition

This two-piece set is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Size & Fit

Pullover

Shoulders: free

Bust: 94 cm – 37" (unstretched)

Waist: 70 cm – 27.6" (unstretched)

Sleeve length: 61 cm – 24"

Length: 60 cm – 23.6"

 

Trousers

Waist: 73 cm – 28.7"

Hips: 110 cm – 43.3"

Length: 93 cm – 36.6"

 

Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.

 

Corresponding Modern Sizes:

Jumper

Germany (34)-36 / UK (8)-10 /

USA (4)-6

Trousers

Germany 36-38 / UK 10-12 /

USA 6-8

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