Todd Oldham showed his first collection in 1981 and officially launched his label in 1989. In 1991 he won the Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. By 1992 when the twin of this suit was shown on the runway he was on fire and everyone who anyone was a fan. His shows were extravagant and full of the reigning supermodels. His clothes were loud and in-your-face, but also sophisticated and beautiful. This is a rare suit from the Spring of 1992 and it comes with a matching top that was also shown on the runway. Both fabrics were shown in the runway that seasons and a twin of the top is held in the Met Museums permanent archives.
The stripe and floral print were not shown together on the runway that season but they sure do make a dramatic statement when worn as a three pieces set. The skirt and jacket are made with a rainbow striped fabric that has a black base and then ribbons of color are sewn individually, one by one, onto the base. The skirt is a slim cut pencil and the jacket is cut broader through the shoulders and then narrows in at the waist. The tailoring is impeccable and that fabric would have all been made by hand. I love the huge custom enamel buttons that close the jacket. The top is a synthetic organza that has a huge, bright floral print covering its surface. The rainbow theme is carried over to there with the jeweled buttons that are each a different color. You can wear these together as shown for a dramatic feel, or break it up and stay more true to t e runway. Excellent condition
The jacket and top both button to close and the skirt closes with a hidden set side zipper. The pockets on the jacket are shallow but functional and the sleeves button at each cuff. Both the jacket and skirt are lined in a black silky rayon and the top is unlined. All three pieces are labeled and none look to have been worn, or were worn very little. All are tagged a size LRG.
Exaggerated shoulders: 18"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from waist to hem
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference Photos: (1-4) S/S 1992 Todd Oldham Runway. / (5) S/S 1992 Todd Oldham ensemble from The Met Collection.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.