emanuel ungaro

1970s Emanuel Ungaro Haute Couture Set

It's always an honor to have pieces of couture in your hands and this late seventies, early eighties set is fantastic! My client swears it was featured in Vogue at the time but so far I have not been able to track it down (if you have that issue please send me a picture!) It is two pieces - a almost military feel jacket paired with peasant cut skirt. This look was madly popular at the time and this is an incredible example of it constructed to the highest standards. The body of the jacket is a rich black silk velvet and it closes across the high collar and then down one side with gorgeous gold and black enamel metal buttons. The waist nips in. The sleeves are masterpieces in themselves - billowing textured, screened silk chiffon is set in tight flat pleats so that they pouf extravagantly above a narrow zippered 6" cuff. The skirt is the same pattern as the sleeves but done in a fine wool challis. It is flat pleated around the waist and then these let out to give it the fullness to balance the jacket. The hem of the skirt is finished with a strip of cotton velvet so has that tiny perfect bit of weight that make it drape perfectly. The inside is a study in perfection - hand set silk lining and immaculately seamed. Excellent condition and a true piece of fashion history.

Shoulders: 14" from seam to seam
Bust: 19" from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" from side seam to side seam
Total length: 24" from shoulder to longest point of bottom hem
Sleeves: 28" from shoulder seam to longest point (meant to pouf up when on)

Waist: 13" from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Total length: 33" from waist seam to bottom hem

The top and skirt are both fully lined in a fine tissue silk in a deep smoke blue-grey color. The top closes with a series of gold & enamel buttons down the front with additional hidden snaps at the neck. The skirt closes with a back painted metal zipper and hook & eye at the waist. The lining is all hand set. Under the tag is a numbered label.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD469

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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