1967 Jacques Tiffeau Orange Plaid Skirt & Matching Coat Suit Set

Jacques Tiffeau was one of the vanguard designers whose clothes were designed with a young, more affluent and fashion-conscious costumer in mind. He was a trained tailor who turned down a job at the Dior ateliers and instead launched his own ready-to-wear label, Tiffeau-Busch,  in 1958 in partnership with Beverly Pruzan Busch where pieces were also produced, like this one, that only bore his name. Plaid became a bit of a signature for him and Lauren Hutton wore a similar cut coat to this one in 1967 for Vogue.

This set has two pieces, the coat and its original skirt in a matching fabric. The skirt is tinier through the waist but the coat is cut with a more generous size. This means a girl who fits the coat can buy it to wear on its own and just have the skirt as a bonus piece. Both pieces are made out of a textured fabric that feel like perhaps a wool silk mix. This style was called the Cardigan coat by Vogue dues to its easy cut and collarless design. It sits more sleek and flat at the front and then the back has a yoke under the shoulders and the fabric then is gathered into that and falls with more volume at the back. Big glossy brown buttons close it at the front and the sleeves are finished with a flat piping that matches the treatment at the neck. The skirt is cut slim and to just above the knee. Excellent condition

The coat buttons to close down the front with additional silk covered snaps. The skirt zips to close with a painted metal zipper. Both pieces are lined in an ivory silk. Proper buttonholes. They look to have been worn very little if at all. The skirt is an XS due to the waist but the coat should fit a bit wider range. It is priced based on the coat alone.

Sleeves: 20"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist:-hips: open
Length: 38" from neck to hem

Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# C538

Reference Photo: Lauren Hutton in Jacques Tiffeau by Irving Penn, Vogue, February 1967.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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