roberto cavalli

1980s Hand Painted Roberto Cavalli Leather Jacket

Although he is known now for his fantastic silk jersey gowns and elaborate prints, Roberto Cavalli is at heart a textile designer. Very early in his career he invented a process where he was able to transfer prints and paints onto leather and became known for his leather work after his first collection was presented in 1972. This is an early piece from those days when he concentrated on leather and suede and it is quite fabulous. The entire jacket is covered in a gold "dot" design that forms the larger pattern and each individual dot is hand applied and almost feels like a fine glitter paint. It is cut like a boxed off bomber with a pointed collar and sleek lines. The cuffs and hem have rows of folded fringe layered over each other. I especially love the drama of the print on the back and the lace up corset effect at the lower back! Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a striped silky rayon and closes at the front with a zipper as seen. No pockets. Tagged a SML

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# C386

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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